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  Urban renewal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Urban renewal (also called urban regeneration in British English) is a movement in urban planning that reached its peak in the United States from the late 1940s through the early 1970s.
Urban renewal is controversial, as it often imples the use of eminent domain law to enforce reclaiming private property for civic projects.
Urban renewal continues to evolve as successes and failures are examined and new models of development and redevelopment are tested and implemented.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Urban_renewal   (2079 words)

  
 urban regeneration experiment
In most of the urban regeneration projects, the residents have played a major role in the formulation of a plan for their area; however, things happening on time and sincere cooperation are necessary in order to maintain the resident participation.
The urban regeneration in the North-west area was initiated in a cooperation between the City of Copenhagen, the Ministry of Housing and the Ministry of Social Affairs, which concluded a cooperation agreement on urban regeneration in 1994.
In a number of urban regeneration projects the residents’ access to influence is facilitated by community centres, with two eminent examples being the community centre in the North-west area and the community centre in Jemtelandsgade in Amager.
www.kvarterloeft.dk /uk_version/articles.htm   (4648 words)

  
 SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR URBAN REGENERATION IN SCOTLAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Urban regeneration in Scotland has evolved into a distinctive approach, which relies on the geographical targeting of aid, the principles of partnership and empowerment and the implementation of initiatives within a strategic framework.
Urban policy in Scotland has involved the leadership of the Scottish Office in devising and funding policy initiatives and establishing a centralised framework for the implementation of policy.
Firstly, it is clear that urban regeneration remains very high on the Government's agenda and that it is viewed as a high priority in the run up to the creation of the Scottish Parliament.
www.trp.dundee.ac.uk /research/geddes/research/sips.htm   (3783 words)

  
 Attracting private finance into urban regeneration
Funding initiatives are core elements of concern for companies actively involved in urban regeneration, in particular clarity in procedures in implementing PFI and the simplified administration of funding in relation to grant-based schemes.
In the case of non-investors in urban regeneration a similar range of factors required to improve the flow of private sector finance is identified.
The research examines the motivations of investors and non-investors in urban regeneration, analyses the mechanisms used for mitigating risk and evaluates those factors that attract private sector finance or which act as a constraint upon the flow of investment in urban regeneration.
www.jrf.org.uk /knowledge/findings/housing/hr558.asp   (1586 words)

  
 Urban regeneration through partnership: A critical appraisal
An enduring need for urban regeneration despite thirty years of regeneration activity raises the question of whether we are organising ourselves as a society sufficiently to achieve regeneration over the next thirty.
Regeneration programmes should: budget for community capacity building from the start; ensure that partners understand the need for community development; enter into formal regeneration and service quality agreements, or community plans; and measure success in terms of community skills and residents' views.
Central government should be promoting strategic urban development to underpin regeneration, to balance spatial patterns of the country's economic development on a more equitable basis, that is away from the over-heated South East, to support industrialised cities losing jobs and population.
www.jrf.org.uk /knowledge/findings/foundations/560.asp   (2279 words)

  
 SCADPlus: URBAN II
URBAN II To lay down Commission guidelines on the economic and social regeneration of cities and neighbourhoods in crisis in order to promote sustainable urban development.
Exchanging experience and good practice with regard to urban development and the economic and social regeneration of urban areas is a key component of the Urban II Community Initiative.
The Urban approach teaches a number of lessons for the future of European policy: an integrated approach, focusing on relatively small areas, with some flexibility in the selection of areas according to national requirements and priorities, with simplified and flexible administration and local partnership.
europa.eu.int /scadplus/leg/en/lvb/g24209.htm   (1622 words)

  
 Real Estate Issues: Urban Regeneration: The Need for Partnership in Rejuvenating Old Neighbourhoods
Outside Hong Kong, the premise underlying the modern urban regeneration movement is to provide an integrated approach to the rehabilitation of sub-standard urban areas to improve social, economic and environmental conditions.
Urban regeneration projects are often perceived as being high risk/ low return locations, offering only weak investment opportunities and the attraction of private sector funding, usually in the form of equity, requires new and innovative measures-co-investment, market transparency, and clear exit strategies that allow for retention of investment management control.
Regeneration incentives, such as subsidised land prices or gap funding, and old risk reduction measures can act as a catalyst to offset adverse property market impacts or affordability concerns, but their effectiveness is highly localised.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3681/is_200407/ai_n9472922   (753 words)

  
 Urban Regeneration
Urban Regeneration is a comprehensive and integrated process by which the key public, private and community-based stakeholders in an area develop a strategy and take the necessary action to bring about lasting improvement to the social, economic and environmental conditions.
Our approach to the study of Urban Regeneration is to examine the way policy has developed over time; to focus on key skills required in practice; and to understand the context of global economic and environmental change as it impacts on urban and rural areas.
The economic, social and environmental aspects of regeneration are given weighting throughout the course.
www.wmin.ac.uk /sabe/page-453   (137 words)

  
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A period of “urban decay” caused by industrial crisis, and characterised by losses of employment, social exclusion, degradation of city areas, appearance of derelict spaces, emigration of population and loss of capacity to retain or attract population are mentioned.
Gentrification becomes a real urban problem if the process is fast and the analysis of the real-state market does not bring “political” solutions to tenants (if the inhabitants do not own their apartments, the market logic will probably sent them out of the area once it is regenerated).
Before the regeneration starts those areas are not densely populated, but their inhabitants will suffer (and maybe sent off) if the process is fast and attracts new population without any commitment to the place and its industrial past.
www.urbact.org /upload/urbdoc/Focus_URBACT_2005-01_EN_Urban_regeneration.doc   (1657 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Archive Search
Regeneration UK: A reference guide to regeneration information that is available the internet, with links to more than 350 sites from local projects to national agencies.
British Urban Regeneration Association: An organisation promoting best practice in regeneration, this site includes listings of events and conferences in the regeneration sector and details of the association's regeneration awards.
Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions regeneration information: A separate site dedicated to regeneration, it includes all the government's consultation documents on the subject and facts and figures from the Index of Deprivation.
www.guardian.co.uk /Archive/Article/0,4273,4149526,00.html   (384 words)

  
 Urban Regeneration Market Assessment - Research and Markets - Market Research Reports
One of the most important developments in terms of highlighting the importance of urban regeneration to British society was the publication of the Lord Rogers report on urban regeneration, in the spring of 1999.
It is clear that regeneration of towns and cities in the UK will require the balancing of priorities which are often at odds with one another - for example, the needs of the public sector as opposed to the private sector.
Interestingly, fashion is now playing a part in the regeneration of city centres and for the first time in a generation it is now becoming popular to live in the city, or at least near the city centre.
www.researchandmarkets.com /reportinfo.asp?report_id=3940   (1606 words)

  
 Sheffield Wildlife Trust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Scientists have shown that spending even a small amount of time in a natural environment substantially brings down your stress levels, and the importance of urban green spaces as wildlife habitats is increasing as the countryside falls ever further into decline.
In the past Sheffield’s parks suffered from a lack of funding that now means that their value to people and wildlife isn’t as high as it could be.
Regeneration programmes from Burngreave, Foxhill, Longley, Parson Cross, Shirecliffe and Southey in the north to Norfolk Park and Manor & Castle in the south are focused on rebuilding inner-city parks.
www.wildsheffield.com /UrbanRegeneration.asp   (347 words)

  
 English Partnerships - Investing in urban regeneration: dispelling the myths
This research focuses on key regeneration areas and analyses returns over both long-term and short-term time scales on urban regeneration properties held as investment assets using a total returns index and a beacon approach, both market tested methods.
Regeneration areas appear to be particularly suited to shopping centres and retail warehousing investments, having benefited from restrictions on out-of-town development.
The general misconception that regeneration areas have significantly greater level of risk is misinformed performance figures show that the level of risk faced in regeneration areas are not significantly different than in the market as a whole and in certain instances are lower.
www.englishpartnerships.co.uk /page.aspx?pointerID=14414dp2weV6HKqDjytsc7mhv45FQFCh   (1392 words)

  
 SocietyGuardian.co.uk | Society
A £500m injection to revive Britain's urban green spaces and increase social trust is proposed today.
Leading architect Lord Rogers is to oversee Britain's biggest housing and urban regeneration project.
Manchester city council has backed an ambitious £10m urban regeneration scheme involving one of the largest compulsory purchase orders of its type in a British city.
society.guardian.co.uk /urbanregeneration   (744 words)

  
 The Bartlett: Planning
Urban Problems and Problematics (10 credits) Surveys the range of diagnoses for urban problems which have been offered in the literature of social science, by central and local government, by urban professionals and designers, and by local community movements.
Finance and Evaluation of Regeneration Projects (10 credits) Examines both the arrangements for public and private capital and revenue finance for urban projects and the links between funding regimes and the evaluation and appraisal of outputs and outcomes - between cost and value.
It calls for students to analyse in depth chosen cases of urban interventions, relating the implicit or explicit grounds for the initiative, the spirit and character of the action and the criteria by which it should be judged.
www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk /planning/programmes/msc_dp/urban_r.htm   (1230 words)

  
 DTLR - Press Notice - Urban regeneration companies off to a winning start   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Urban Regeneration Companies are set to become a powerful tool in regenerating our towns and cities, a report today confirmed.
Urban Regeneration Companies were first recommended in the Urban Taskforce Report "Towards an Urban Renaissance".
Urban Regeneration Companies are independent companies involving partners from the public and private sectors.
www.press.dtlr.gov.uk /pns/DisplayPN.cgi?pn_id=2001_0379   (427 words)

  
 EUROPA - Rapid - Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The goal of the URBAN Community Initiative is "economic and social regeneration of cities and of neighbourhoods in crisis in order to promote sustainable urban development".
A particular feature of URBAN II is the development of innovative models for urban regeneration.
URBAN II is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
europa.eu.int /rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/01/1639&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en   (610 words)

  
 markets - urban regeneration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Our staff includes experts in masterplanning and urban design who are skilled in developing design-led solutions to area regeneration projects that are environmentally acceptable and economically realistic and deliverable.
So it’s imperative that urban solutions enhance the quality of life, not just addressing physical infrastructure but also the need for job creation, enterprise development, education and training initiatives, funding and employment strategies.
To all of these projects our urban regeneration and development specialists bring flexibility, responsiveness, empathy and added value - always working to deliver solutions that maximise benefits both for the local community and for our clients.
www.mottmac.com /html/02/02_13.cfm   (183 words)

  
 Urban Regeneration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
One of the Planning and Regeneration Department's most important tasks, and one of our greatest achievements over the last 20 years, is to actively promote urban regeneration.
With unemployment and pockets of social deprivation, derelict land and poor environment remaining, new investment is needed to continue the upward trend in the borough's fortunes.
Urban regeneration means improving the physical, economic and social well-being of the borough.
www.wiganmbc.gov.uk /pub/planning/pages/urregen.htm   (503 words)

  
 New paths to urban regeneration through independents
Independent property developers could be key players in successful urban regeneration, suggests a new study of urban property development funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
While current policy measures focus on encouraging institutional investment in regeneration, policymakers also need to recognise alternative forms of property development and investment processes, argue Simon Guy of Newcastle University and Professor John Henneberry of Sheffield University.
Researchers believe that existing urban policy will have little effect on the views of institutional investors regarding investment in peripheral regions and cities.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2001-04/ESRC-Nptu-0404101.php   (810 words)

  
 Urban regeneration - redevelopment at Lewisham Gateway, UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
We have a leading position in urban renewal and mixed use regeneration projects, both with local authorities and through Public Private Partnerships.
Lewisham Gateway in the UK is being redeveloped as part of an overall plan to regenerate some inner London boroughs.
We are also in a joint venture, English Cities Fund, with English Partnerships and Legal and General, which aims to regenerate areas on the fringe of town and city centres.
www.amec.com /services/services.asp?PageID=981   (338 words)

  
 Regeneration: an urban myth or real policy?
The Urban White Paper resulting from the taskforce recommendations was due before last Christmas, then during the summer and now maybe in October.
The most simple and effective way of encouraging urban regeneration would be the scrapping of stamp duty and the reduction of VAT.
It is time for a clear demonstration that urban regeneration is a real government-wide issue and not just a John Prescott initiative.
www.fmb.org.uk /publications/masterbuilder/october00/19.asp   (355 words)

  
 The Urban Regeneration Companies - Companies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Bradford Centre Regeneration was established in February 2003.
A masterplan for the regeneration of Bradford city centre was completed in September 2003.
At its core, the plan is about investing in the public realm to change the city's fortunes, people's perceptions and investor's attitudes.
www.urcs-online.co.uk /companies/detail.asp?id=15   (163 words)

  
 Publications: Urban Regeneration and Transport
Part of an extensive research project into the use of the arts in urban regeneration, this booklet contains seven case studies drawn from the UK and US, representing models of good practice, problems, pitfalls and benefits.
Presents case studies from successful projects demonstrating how the arts can be used to regenerate declining communities by developing residents' skills, improving communications and creating a stronger sense of community.
The research was conducted by the Department of Urban Design School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen and has helped the municipal government gather information and inspiration for the further development of urban spaces.
www.publicartonline.org.uk /publications/urbanregen.html   (1226 words)

  
 The Urban Regeneration Companies
Urban Regeneration Companies (URCs) have been promoted by the government and established by local partners, in order to achieve a focused, integrated regeneration strategy for key towns and cities.
A new single delivery body to drive forward the sustainable development and regeneration of North Northamptonshire has been given provisional approval today by ODPM Minister Baroness Andrews.
Opportunity Peterborough, the urban regeneration company tasked with overseeing the planned dynamic growth of the city, has appointed Jody Tableporter as its chief executive officer.
www.urcs-online.co.uk   (169 words)

  
 BBC News | UK | Living for the city
Poverty, bad schools, a shortage of police officers, pollution and polarisation of communities have all contributed to an exodus from the inner cities.
Last year, the taskforce made 100 recommendations aimed at raising the quality of urban life in England, and urged the government to be "bold in its thinking".
The government's Urban White Paper, due out this autumn, is expected to draw heavily on the work of the taskforce.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/952927.stm   (721 words)

  
 Urban regeneration experiences in Brazil: Historical preservation, tourism development and gentrification in Salvador ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Urban regeneration experiences in Brazil: Historical preservation, tourism development and gentrification in Salvador da Bahia
Brazil has little experience in balanced urban regeneration and historical preservation projects when compared to more mature countries such as the Europeans.
The Pelourinho historic district is a distinguished example of Portuguese Renaissance urban development, hosting colonial architecture typologies from the 16th to the 18th centuries.
www.palgrave-journals.com /udi/journal/v7/n2/abs/9000066a.html   (283 words)

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