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.

European Experiences

European Experiences
Paul Drewe

Introduction

Because there are more than 3,500 towns or cities with a population of more than 10,000 inhabitants in the European Union, it is impossible to provide a comprehensive account of European experience with regard to urban regeneration. As an alternative it is possible to draw on existing comparative studies and, in particular, projects that have received European Union assistance. This can be considered as a sufficiently large and fairly representative sample of urban regeneration experiences across Europe. However, the sample may be slightly biased in favour of towns and cities that are either experiencing greater difficulty in coping with urban problems, or are adept at obtaining European funding. Nevertheless, the experience of these places provides a flavour of urban regeneration ...

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