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

Employment, Education and Training

Employment, Education and Training

Employment, education and training
TrevorHart and IanJohnston

Key Issues

Jobs for local people are the lifeblood if we want people to live in urban areas, and especially in inner urban areas. Similarly, the availability of suitable jobs is very high on most inner city residents' order of priorities. Moreover, it is now widely accepted that the competitiveness of a locality or area and its attractiveness to inward investors depend critically on its human resource. The basic core and vocational skills of the potential workforce and their attitude and motivation are critical. For this reason, education and training are key components of regeneration.

This chapter considers a number of major issues:

  • the origins of urban employment problems;
  • the development of urban labour markets;
  • the evolution of urban labour market ...
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