“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.

Regeneration Beyond the City Centre

Regeneration beyond the city centre


Policy and academic focus has hitherto concentrated on the city centre. This chapter charts the extension of the urban regeneration agenda from central cities, to the suburbs and beyond.

  • The suburban question: how suburbs have developed historically, the different types of suburbs and the challenges they pose.
  • Regenerating social housing suburbs: focusing on those suburbs in greatest need of regeneration because of crumbling infrastructure and social deprivation.
  • New build suburbs: how the private sector is responding to demands to build new suburbs that are environmentally and socially sustainable.
  • The great eco-towns disaster: exploring the failed attempt to revive the post-war new town model with an environmentally friendly twist.


The definition of what comprises a suburb can be somewhat fuzzy. In ...

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