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 2: The Evolution, Definition and Purpose of Urban Regeneration
The Evolution, Definition and Purpose of Urban Regeneration
Urban areas are complex and dynamic systems. Towns and cities are centres of political power and they also reﬂect the many processes that drive physical, social, environmental and economic transition. In addition, towns and cities are themselves prime generators of many of these changes. No town or city is immune from either the external forces that dictate the need to adapt, or the internal pressures that are present within urban areas and which can precipitate growth or decline.
Urban regeneration can be considered as the outcome of the interplay between these many sources of inﬂuence and, more importantly, it is also a response to the opportunities and challenges which ...