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 7: Employment and Skills
Employment and Skills
Employment and Regeneration
Concerns about local employment and prosperity have long been a prime motivator for the development of what would now be included within the term ‘regeneration’. This is because employment and, by extension, income act as key determinants of wealth, standard of living, quality of life, and social and economic progress. As such employment and wealth are viewed as both a trigger for regeneration – intervention to address unemployment or improve employment conditions – and also an impact of regeneration activities, which can in favourable circumstances lead to sustainable, high-wage employment.
In the early part of the last century concerns about employment were led by local government, in part because a decline in local business and employment led ...