Clone Town Britain
Clone Town Britain. The survey results on the bland state of the nation, reveals for the first time, the balance between clone towns, border towns and home towns in the UK. Clone Town Britain shows how retail spaces once filled with a thriving mix of independent butchers, newsagents, tobacconists, pubs, bookshops, greengrocers and family owned general stores are fast being filled with faceless supermarket retailers, fast-food chains, mobile phone shops and global fashion outlets. But as nef's report shows, Britain doesn?t have to become a nation of clone towns. The homogenisation of high streets is not benign or inevitable. Just as regulatory changes have allowed it, the right changes can begin to turn back the tide.
By New Economics Foundation, UK.