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

Lessons from America in the 1990s

Lessons from America in the 1990s

Lessons from America in the 1990s


While the great battles of the decades ahead are likely to be economic, the greatest challenge to our economic strength is certainly not competition from the Pacific Rim or Europe. No; the greatest challenge to our economic strength is here at home – where the decaying cores of too many inner-cities and the poverty-stricken heartlands of rural America threaten to erode our dynamic regional economies from within. That is what we intend to change. I believe we can do it.

(Vice-President Al Gore, 6 December 1993, Boston, Massachusetts)

It is difficult to generalise about the United States and urban regeneration. The diversity and community enterprise which characterise its cities and regions are not always appreciated from ...

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