“A thorough update of what was already an excellently written, accessible and well-used book. Coverage of the key issues to impact on regeneration in the UK since the 2008 financial crisis is comprehensive, and ensures that this latest edition will remain a key reference work for students and practitioners alike.”

Dr David Jarvis, Coventry University and Deputy Director, Applied Research Centre in Sustainable Regeneration (SURGE)

“An accessible text for students that provides an excellent summary of the challenges facing the UK regeneration sector up to and including the present age of austerity.”

Dr Lee Pugalis School of Built Environment, Northumbria University

An engaging, systematic guide to the most dramatic transformation of our urban landscape since post-war reconstruction. This new edition has been fully revised to include: Improved pedagogical features, including an expanded glossary and increased visuals, as well as key learning points, useful websites and suggestions for further reading; More content on local sustainability and issues linked to climate change; A new chapter, ‘Scaling Up’, which examines how regeneration operates when considering very large schemes, such as the London 2012 Olympics.

Jones and Evans draw together a mass of information around key themes in governance, sustainability, competition and design - from policy reports to academic studies - into a single coherent text, making this essential reading for anyone studying or working in the field of urban regeneration and planning.

  • Defining urban regeneration: explores the origins of the term and how it has come to be used within contemporary policy.
  • Scale of change: gives the context for regeneration, looking at the scale of development in the UK and examining the importance of sustainability as a guiding concept.
  • From boom to bust: examines how wider global and economic trends have impacted on the way regeneration is carried out and the political response to this.
  • Scope and structure of this book: provides a breakdown of the different chapters within the book.
  • How to use this book: outlines some of the ways this book can help to develop an understanding of urban regeneration.

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