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


BillEdgar and JohnTaylor


Housing is far more than somewhere to live. On the one hand, areas of monolithic housing, with inadequate amenities and few opportunities for economic activity, simply result in ghettos where those who manage to break the cycle of despair move away, leaving the remaining community poorer still. Many post-Second World War estates now provide classic examples of this spiral of decline. On the other hand, soulless commercial districts intimidate the ordinary citizen and regeneration without housing means areas without life, areas which become sterile outside normal working hours and which fall prey to vandalism, crime and the fear of crime, areas devoid of feeling and humanity rather than busy neighbourhoods buzzing with activity and a sense of community.

New housing can be a ...

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