Innovations in Collaborative Urban Regeneration

  • M Horita
  • H Koizumi

Part of the cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Theories and Methodology of Consensus Building and Conflict Management in Planning

  3. Information and Communication Technologies for Collaborative Urban Regeneration

  4. Practices in Collaborative Urban Regeneration

About this book

Introduction

In creating urban space, there is always an exchange of dialogue as to what the space currently is and how it ought to exist, by those who live in that place, those who have a stake in its future, and those who sense the need for improvement in its harsh reality. Some of their thoughts materialize in the form of a physical change to the current environment – and urban regene- tion is one such form. This process in which people redefine their living environment and socially reconstruct the meaning and value of a place is all too important in deciding what, if any, change should be introduced in the form of a physical project. Some might argue that this communicative process is indeed the very core or even the definition of urban regeneration rather than a mere condition for instigation. However, it has also been observed that such a communicative process is often difficult to manage, if it happens at all. Social exclusion, power imbalance, conflict, indifference, and lack of c- municative social capital are the usual suspects in collective inaction, but it is also true that they are familiar constituents of any urban life. In some social contexts, little attention has been paid to such complexity.

Keywords

Collaborative Planning Decision-making Geographic Information Systems Governance Innovation Urban Policies Urban Regeneration

Editors and affiliations

  • M Horita
    • 1
  • H Koizumi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of International Studies, Graduate School of Frontier SciencesThe University of TokyoKashiwaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Urban EngineeringThe University of TokyoBunkyo-kuJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-99264-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-99263-9
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-99264-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-8504
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