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Worlds Worst Urban Spaces: Blackburn in Lancashire

Frannk has uploaded a great image to our Fickr Pool for the reader created Digital Urban Book 'The Worlds Worst Urban Places and Spaces.

In Frannk's words: This image was taken as part of a mass observation project of the town of Blackburn in Lancashire, North West, England. Over the last few years I've started to document the changes taking place in the town under their banner of 'Urban Regeneration' .

Blackburn had at one time come under Lancashire County Council but a few years ago opted out of their control and now looks after it's own finances. The result being, more money for the town and more investment rather than it being spent in 'places like Preston.

By 'opting out', Lancashire County Council no longer sees Blackburn as a Town situated in Lancashire and refuses to acknowledge the town even though Blackburn is bang in the center of Lancashire.... work that one out!!

If you would like to contribute it is easy, simply go out into your local urban environment and photograph anything that you think is an example of poor architecture, urban design or use of space. It could be a photograph of a run down phonebox or a disused building, perhaps a concrete monstrosity from the 1970's or anything that you think fits.

Once you have your photograph you can simply upload it to our newly created group on Flickr, Worlds Worst Urban Spaces and Place including a description of between 100 and 250 words.

Its as simple as that, see our previous post for full details on the book.

See the Worlds Worst Urban Spaces and Places blog for the latest posts (note this will take shape over the coming weeks as content is sent in via Flickr)

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