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1st Edition

Managing the City

ISBN 9780415382588
Published December 13, 2006 by Routledge
224 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Taking a problem based approach to regeneration management, this exciting new book, authored by renowned academics and practitioners, examines how issues of ethics, equality, sustainability, local governance, civic renewal and learning are addressed within the areas of social and economic development and transformation.

The issues covered here have significant implications for the ways in which regeneration initiatives are put together (in their design, development and delivery), as well as for the skills and learning needs of practitioners and the ways in which initiatives are then managed and led. This informative book provides the tools and techniques, using a mixture of rigorous academic theory and practical insights, to enable any reader to gain insight into this important subject.

Drawing upon a breadth of experience both in practice and in academia, the contributors present the gaps and challenges within regeneration management, and the editors provide a framework within which the practical difficulties facing those engaged in the process of regeneration can be managed. Engaging and comprehensive, this book is an invaluable resource for all those involved in regeneration.

Table of Contents

 Introduction  Part 1  1. Context and Overview  2. Regeneration: UK Practice  3. Complexity and Management  Part 2: Practice  4. Partnerships: Models of Working  5. Partnerships: Alternative Approaches  6. Managing Involvement  7. Managing Inclusion  Part 3: Accountability  8. Regeneration Initiatives: Models of Accountability  9. Evaluation Approaches  Part 4: New Challenges and Gaps  10. Community Capacity and Learning: Towards an Ethical Framework

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'This book is a significant contribution to regeneration debate. At around 200 pages it is an accessible and manageable read for a wide audience.' - Edward Harkins, Networking Initiatives, SURF