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.
Chapter 1: Introduction
In the introduction to the first edition of this book we observed that urban regeneration is a widely experienced but little understood phenomenon. Although subsequently much has been done to rectify this lack of understanding, it remains the case that more needs to be done to provide insights and inspiration, based on advances in both theory and practice. Then, as now, it is important to emphasise that there is no single prescribed form of urban regeneration practice and no single theoretical explanation that can be used to analyse all urban problem situations and develop appropriate solutions. In the much changed circumstances of the twenty-first century, time and place both matter, and urban regeneration has to reflect the particular local circumstances ...