“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.

The Competitive City

The competitive city


This chapter identifies key approaches to the economic regeneration of cities attempting to recover from deindustrialisation, and explores the outcomes of current schemes through a series of case studies. The chapter is structured as follows:

  • Deindustrialisation and the competitive city: discusses the decline of British cities and the subsequent competition to attract investment in the new economy, setting urban regeneration within this context.
  • Funding economic regeneration: outlines the key policies and funding mechanisms used to drive economic regeneration.
  • Regenerating cities in practice: uses a series of case studies to demonstrate and evaluate the economic success of urban regeneration.
  • The financial crisis and its impact on regeneration funding: considers the implications of the global financial crisis and the credit crunch for urban regeneration.
  • The entrepreneurial city: ...
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