Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, vol. 2, 2008, p. 173-187
Since urban regeneration became an explicit goal of government policy, there have been debates about the merits of an area-based approach, and the alternatives to an area focus, such as targeting of specific client groups. There has been recognition to a degree of the multidimensional nature of regeneration activities, but the approach to programme delivery has often been one-dimensional. This paper explains how experience of managing regeneration programmes in Barnsley in the 1990s led to the development of a framework for describing the different dimensions inherent in this work.
M. Cooper and F. Shaheen
Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, vol. 2, 2008, p. 146-151
This paper explores the issues of how Britain's cities should respond to the challenge of ongoing structural change in their economies, how initiatives should be shaped to bridge the divide between North and South-East, and how government should respond to the economic downturn and a lighter public purse. In an attempt to shed light on these problems, it advances the suggestion that regeneration programmes have often foundered on three fundamental obstacles: