Urban Renewal, Community and Participation

Theory, Policy and Practice

  • Julie Clark
  • Nicholas Wise

Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Thomas Höflehner, Friedrich M. Zimmermann
    Pages 219-239
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 241-243

About this book


This edited collection investigates the human dimension of urban renewal, using a range of case studies from Africa, Asia, Europe, India and North America, to explore how the conception and delivery of regeneration initiatives can strengthen or undermine local communities. 

Ultimately aiming to understand how urban residents can successfully influence or manage change in their own communities, contributing authors interrogate the complex relationships between policy, planning, economic development, governance systems, history and urban morphology. Alongside more conventional methods, analytical approaches include built form analysis, participant observation, photographic analysis and urban labs. 

Appealing to upper level undergraduate and masters' students, academics and others involved in urban renewal, the book offers a rich combination of theoretical insight and empirical analysis, contributing to literature on gentrification, the right to the city, and community participation in neighbourhood change. 


Urban Renewal and Regeneration Urban Policy Community Perceptions Participatory Citymaking Urban Planning Gentrification and Displacement Citizen Participation Community Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Julie Clark
    • 1
  • Nicholas Wise
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Media, Culture and SocietyUniversity of the West of ScotlandPaisleyUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Faculty of Education, Health and CommunityLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

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