"A thorough update of what was already an excellently written, accessible and well-used book. Coverage of the key issues to impact on regeneration in the UK since the 2008 financial crisis is comprehensive, and ensures that this latest edition will remain a key reference work for students and practitioners alike."
- Dr David Jarvis, Coventry University and Deputy Director, Applied Research Centre in Sustainable Regeneration (SURGE)
"An accessible text for students that provides an excellent summary of the challenges facing the UK regeneration sector up to and including the present age of austerity."
- Dr Lee Pugalis School of Built Environment, Northumbria University
An engaging, systematic guide to the most dramatic transformation of our urban landscape since post-war reconstruction. This new edition has been fully revised to include:
Improved pedagogical features, including an expanded glossary and increased visuals, as well as key learning points, useful websites and suggestions for further readingMore content on local sustainability and issues linked to climate changeA new chapter, 'Scaling Up', which examines how regeneration operates when considering very large schemes, such as the London 2012 Olympics.
Jones and Evans draw together a mass of information around key themes in governance, sustainability, competition and design - from policy reports to academic studies - into a single coherent text, making this essential reading for anyone studying or working in the field of urban regeneration and planning.
Dr Phil Jones teaches BA Geography at the University of Birmingham. Professor James Evans is Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Manchester.
Chapter 1: Introduction Defining 'urban regeneration' The scale of change From boom to bustChapter 2: Policy Framework Introduction: origins of the neoliberal shift Innovations during the New Labour period, 1997-2010 Contemporary policy in England DevolutionChapter 3: Governance Definition: from government to governance Understanding the state Different forms of governance The new institutionalism Community involvement Regional regeneration and the European UnionChapter 4: The Competitive City Deindustrialisation and the competitive city Funding economic regeneration Regenerating cities in practice The financial crisis and its impact on regeneration funding The entrepreneurial cityChapter 5: Sustainability Sustainable development and regeneration The policy framework Social sustainability The brownfield development agenda Climate change, cities and carbon Sustainable constructionChapter 6: Design and Cultural Regeneration The urban design agenda Cultural regenerationChapter 7: Regeneration Beyond the City Centre The suburban question Regenerating social housing suburbs New build suburbs The great eco-towns disasterChapter 8: Scaling up London Olympics 2012 Mega-regeneration in the Thames GatewayChapter 9: ConclusionsGlossary