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The Camden Story: Threatening the Creative Economy?

  • Ben CliffordEmail author
  • Jessica Ferm
  • Nicola Livingstone
  • Patricia Canelas
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Abstract

This chapter tells the story of office-to-residential change of use in Camden. As with all the English case studies (Chapters  6 10), we start by outlining the context of this authority in terms of its location, built environment, socio-economic trends and planning documents and approaches. Interviews with a range of local stakeholders to gather their views on office-to-residential permitted development are summarised. Case study buildings are overviewed, explaining the history of these buildings and their conversions. The overall impact on Camden and its communities of this permitted development is suggested. The chapter discusses the particular issues seen in Camden, particularly the loss of employment space and the conversion of occupied offices.

Keywords

Planning Housing Offices Employment Camden London 

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Clifford
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jessica Ferm
    • 2
  • Nicola Livingstone
    • 3
  • Patricia Canelas
    • 4
  1. 1.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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