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

Social and Community Issues

Social and Community Issues

Social and community issues
BrianJacobs and CliveDutton


This chapter provides an overview of some important issues concerning the role of local communities in urban regeneration. The boxed case studies refer to differing experiences. They provide practical examples of how policies cater for community needs and encourage community involvement in urban affairs. The case of the Tipton Challenge Partnership in Sandwell in the West Midlands features prominently as an example of good practice. Tipton Challenge provides a refreshing example of a successful and innovative initiative facilitating the participation of local people in community affairs. The Tipton case, and other illustrations, show how programmes and projects require effective and efficient management if they are to cater for a broad range of community needs. The chapter ...

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