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 8: Housing Development and Urban Regeneration
Housing Development and Urban Regeneration
Housing and where we live plays a central part in the quality of our lives. The neighbourhoods where we live can shape our fortunes and the amenity provided by our homes is decisive in determining our overall welfare. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that housing is a right necessary for health and well-being. Article 12 identifies home as a private sanctuary. In regeneration, housing continues to play an important role. Housing has been shaped by the recent austerity measures in England and Wales, which has reduced its relative policy significance, but continues to occupy the national psyche with concerns about the unprecedented rises in house prices, the consequent lack of affordable ...