“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.

Policy Framework

Policy framework


This chapter details the legislative context in which urban regeneration operates

  • Introduction: origins of the neoliberal shift: gives a brief overview of how neoliberal approaches came to dominate contemporary urban regeneration policy.
  • Innovations during the New Labour period, 1997–2010: explores the legacy of the New Labour governments and the development of now taken-for-granted policy innovations.
  • Contemporary policy in England: examines the framework for English urban regeneration since New Labour lost power in 2010.
  • Devolution: explores the policy landscape developed by powerful devolved governments in London, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Introduction: Origins of the Neoliberal Shift

The minutiae of urban policy can be a rather dry subject, but it is of critical importance to the way in which actors in the regeneration process are able to operate. ...

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