Urban Regeneration is widely discussed but less widely understood. Fully revised with important new policy, case studies and international analysis, the Second Edition of Urban Regeneration will correct that. The 16 chapters, written by leading experts, are organised into four sections:  • The Context for Urban Regeneration: The history and evolution  • Major Themes and Topics: Including Housing, Community, Employment and the Environment  • Key Issues in Managing Urban Regeneration: Including Legal and Organisational considerations  • Experience Elsewhere and a View of the Future: Expanded section now discussing Australia and the Celtic Fringe as well as Europe and the USA This is the essential handbook for practitioners involved in regeneration, as well as students of planning, urban studies, geography and architecture.

Organisation and Management

Organisation and Management

Organisation and Management
Dalia Lichfield


The purpose of this chapter is to identify how urban regeneration may come about and demonstrate how sound concepts and good management may increase the likelihood of a successful outcome. It is written with an eye on the roles of initiators, project managers and project teams.

This chapter has four underlying themes:

  • the importance of understanding the dynamic process of urban change and the interactive causes of the problems affecting people;
  • the need for participants in urban regeneration to share knowledge;
  • the importance of identifying who experiences existing conditions and who will benefit or suffer from the proposed changes;
  • the importance of an integrated strategy and resources.

And three parts:

  • introduction – to urban decline and the underlying philosophy of ‘Dynamic Planning’ for regeneration (see ...
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