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

Physical and Environmental Aspects

Physical and Environmental Aspects

Physical and environmental aspects
PaulJeffrey and JohnPounder


The physical appearance and environmental quality of cities and neighbourhoods are highly potent symbols of their prosperity and of the quality of life and confidence of their enterprises and citizens. Run-down housing estates, tracts of vacant land and derelict factories, and decaying city centres are the all too visible faces of poverty and economic decline. More often than not they are the symptoms of decline or of a town's inability to adapt quickly enough to rapid social and economic change. However, inefficient and inappropriate infrastructure or worn-out and obsolescent buildings can be a cause of decline in their own right. They fail to serve the needs of enterprises in new and growing sectors and impose costs ...

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