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Adapt, reuse, recycle: The case for 'adaptive reuse' in the built environment

The reinvention of buildings is part of an endless process of renewal, says Kevin Muldoon-Smith – and greater emphasis on ‘adaptive reuse’ can help planners meet modern built environment challenges

Buildings are produced in response to socio-economic circumstances to meet changes in demand. As that demand evolves through economic restructuring, technical innovation and social change, existing buildings and uses become obsolete. New buildings and uses are required to replace them.

This can be seen in revisioning of existing housing schemes, office to residential conversions, historic.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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