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Nick Corbett


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Revival in the Square demonstrates the way in which local leaders have devised strategies guiding investment decisions that have significantly transformed urban areas. The great advantage of this approach is that the experience of creating a major new public space gives local authorities the confidence and expertise to improve all of their public spaces. Nick Corbett has direct experience of delivering high quality public space and the book is well illustrated with exciting case studies, many of which have been recently completed. A better quality public realm is a key part of delivering any urban renaissance and I welcome the contribution that this book makes.”

Lord Richard Rogers


Palace of Pugin is a compelling historical novel about a remarkable man.’

Lady Wedgwood

‘For a quick and engaging read of Pugin’s life, I recommend Nick Corbett’s historical novel,  Palace of Pugin.’
Baroness Gisela Stuart

Revival in the Square is a comprehensive review of the theory and practice underlying the creation of public space. It challenges the status quo and demonstrates how we can deliver a better public realm. Nick Corbett has contributed to the innovative approach to street design that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has championed. Revival in the Square will help to encourage imagination and innovation in this area of increasing public and political importance.”

Lord Daniel Moylan