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Let the High Street Die

Let the High Street Die

'The Maverick' feature illustration for Reader's Digest. The article was about the percentage of British high street shops now empty due to the recession and ponders whether these spaces can be used in the public's interest with a radical rethink.

It argues, for example, that the abandoned retail units could be changed into flats, community focal points such as swimming pools, and even council services such as schools to make town centres viable in the long term - making them genuine, vital community hubs once again.

Readers Digest