Urban Regeneration & Social Sustainability

Urban Regeneration & Social Sustainability

Best Practice From European Cities

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Urban regeneration is a key focus for public policy throughoutEurope. This book examines social sustainability and analyses itsmeaning and significance - an area of research which has,until now, been comparatively neglected. The authors offer acomprehensive European perspective to identify best practice insustainable urban regeneration in five major cities in Spain,Italy, Netherlands, Germany, and the UK.

Urban Regeneration & Social Sustainability: best practicefrom European cities examines the extent to which socialsustainability is incorporated within urban regeneration projectsin the EU, but also investigates how local authorities, developers,investors and other key stakeholders approach sustainability. Thebook covers the recent economic recession and the growth ofresponsible investment (RI) and corporate responsibility (CR)agendas of investors and developers. It also provides a thoroughanalysis of the current metrics and tools used by the public,private and NGO sectors to implement, measure and monitor socialsustainability. A range of urban regeneration models and vehiclesare reviewed, with a particular emphasis on public privatepartnerships (PPPs) and EU structural funds, and a new frameworkfor assessing social sustainability is described.

City-specific case studies examine regeneration projects inwhich institutional arrangements, financial products and tools,monitoring and measurement systems for social sustainability andstakeholders'' participation in PPPs have delivered successfulurban regeneration.

This comprehensive, systematic and authoritative overview ofboth the scholarly literature and current best practice acrossEurope makes the book essential reading for researchers andpost-graduate students in sustainable development, real estate,geography, urban studies and urban planning, as well as consultantsand policy advisors in urban regeneration and the builtenvironment.

Provides a comprehensive European perspective, comparing casestudies across five cities and identifying best practice insustainable urban regeneration by focusing on socialsustainability Defines and shows how social sustainability (a key aspect insustainable development) can be assessed, measured and monitoredwithin urban regeneration projects Takes a real estate ''institutional'' focus byexamining the role of key stakeholders within the propertydevelopment industry and the public sector Examines detailed studies of urban regeneration projects inSpain (Sant Adria de Besos), Italy (Turin), Netherlands(Rotterdam), Germany (Leipzig), and the UK (Cardiff) Sets the research in the context of the recent economicrecession and the growth of responsible investment (RI) andcorporate responsibility (CR) agendas of investors anddevelopers Is based on a major three year independent, funded programme ofresearch through the European Investment Bank''s EIBURSprogramme.

"Regeneration is a difficult task with multiple ambitions andmultiple problems. This book manages successfully to draw lessonsfrom a series of case studies to bring out lessons for the slipperyconcept of social sustainability which will help guidepractitioners both in setting up programmes and in monitoring theirsuccess."
--Bridget Roswell , Chief Economic Adviser, GreaterLondon Authority

"The social sustainability agenda is complex and will beinstrumental in shaping the future development of our cities andtowns over the coming decades. This book, in drawing together theknowledge base on the subject through generic considerations andbest practice examples is a major contribution in raising the levelof debate on the understanding and interpretation of socialsustainability."
-- Stanley McGreal , Director of the Built EnvironmentResearch Institute, University of Ulster; Plus Bill Boler, SteveRayner, Bridget Rosewell, Michael Parkinson and Pooran Desai.

Urban regeneration is a key focus for public policy throughoutEurope. This book examines social sustainability and analyses itsmeaning and significance - an area of research which has,until now, been comparatively neglected. The authors offer acomprehensive European perspective to identify best practice insustainable urban regeneration in five major cities in Spain,Italy, Netherlands, Germany, and the UK.

Urban Regeneration & Social Sustainability: best practicefrom European cities examines the extent to which socialsustainability is incorporated within urban regeneration projectsin the EU, but also investigates how local authorities, developers,investors and other key stakeholders approach sustainability. Thebook covers the recent economic recession and the growth ofresponsible investment (RI) and corporate responsibility (CR)agendas of investors and developers. It also provides a thoroughanalysis of the current metrics and tools used by the public,private and NGO sectors to implement, measure and monitor socialsustainability. A range of urban regeneration models and vehiclesare reviewed, with a particular emphasis on public privatepartnerships (PPPs) and EU structural funds, and a new frameworkfor assessing social sustainability is described.

City-specific case studies examine regeneration projects inwhich institutional arrangements, financial products and tools,monitoring and measurement systems for social sustainability andstakeholders'' participation in PPPs have delivered successful urbanregeneration.

This comprehensive, systematic and authoritative overview ofboth the scholarly literature and current best practice acrossEurope, makes the book essential reading for researchers andpost-graduate students in sustainable development, real estate,geography, urban studies and urban planning, as well as consultantsand policy advisors in urban regeneration and the builtenvironment.

Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
ISBN: 1405194197
9781405194198
9781444329452
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 317 p.) : ill., maps.
Additional Contributors: Dixon, Timothy J. 1958-
ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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