Providing students and practitioners with a detailed overview of the key theoretical and applied issues, this book is a comprehensive and integrated primer on regeneration. The various chapters: review the history and context of urban regeneration; consider funding implications; look at environmental, social and community issues, as well as employment, education and training; focus on managing urban regeneration; consider land use issues; and discuss monitoring and evaluation. The book concludes with a comparative analysis, with examples from America and Europe, and a discussion of future trends. The book represents the first systematic overview of urban regeneration in one volume and is set to become the standard referenc


PeterRoberts and HughSykes

Urban regeneration is a widely experienced but little understood phenomenon. Although most towns and cities have been involved in regeneration schemes, and whilst many development companies, financial institutions and community organisations have participated in one or more such ventures, there is no single prescribed form of urban regeneration practice and no single authoritative source of information.

The aim of this book is to remedy this situation by distilling the evidence of good practice and by combining this evidence with explanations of why urban regeneration is necessary and how it functions. A mixture of explanation, evidence and the experience of implementation provides the practical philosophy which has guided the preparation of this book. The intention is to offer the reader a guide to urban ...

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