“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.

Design and Cultural Regeneration
Design and cultural regeneration
Overview

This chapter examines the increasing emphasis on producing high-quality urban design and the value of promoting culture to foster regeneration.

  • The urban design agenda: explores how notions of ‘good’ urban design have infiltrated urban regeneration policy, including an examination of masterplanning and design coding as well as the influence of new urbanism.
  • Cultural regeneration: explores the broader notion of culture-led development through case studies of waterfront redevelopment, the re-use of historic buildings, cultural anchors and signature buildings, cultural quarters, sub-cultural quarters, Liverpool as the European Capital of Culture 2008 and sports-led regeneration.
Introduction

The meaning of the word culture is somewhat ambiguous. Individuals and communities can be labelled as belonging to a particular cultural category and the term can also be ...

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