pg 82, Did Someone Say Participate: An Atlas of Spatial Practice
Regeneration strategies [...] are shaped by economists, planners, infrastructure engineers, phasing and finance experts. Before the public is consulted, and before any creative practitioners are engaged, these experts have decided where the problem lies and what the likely solution should be. [...] The result is too often the bland and bureaucratic, the well-meaning but unimaginative, and the cycle of renewal and degradation that is a product of short-term and reactive rather than pro-active thinking.
-From the essay, “Inclusive and Holistic” by Lucy Musgrave and Clare Cumberlidge