How to bring dead city areas to life

Cities often have ‘dead areas’ like old ports and industrial areas and even residential areas that are no longer active.

Dr Jon Drane unfolds the mystery of how he treats these areas as merely ‘dormant’ like in nature e.g. a bear hibernating.

Watch Dr Drane’s video on how to bring dormant city areas to life:

Our development studies not only focus on the dynamic areas of development in a city but how they relate to existing dead or dormant areas.

We view dead city areas as merely dormant and from a remnant past.

However our extensive historical and case research show how they are brought to life.


Download a Flyer

Our initial dormancy study  provides an historical view of the dormant precinct and its potential to self activate or be activated over a timeline.

We use ARCGIS ( Geographical Information Systems),  field observation and case study analysis.

Download a Flyer Now on our Dormancy Study Page ( see below)  or email us on

Dormancy Studies

Thanks for your interest in our dormancy studies.

Dr Jonathan Drane

Dr Jonathan Drane


Dr Jonathan Drane is a recognised writer, researcher, advisor and teacher in urban and property development dynamics. He is an expert witness in complex construction and development issues.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.