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.
INTRODUCTION: The editors
This will provide an overview of the book (chapter by chapter); an explanation of the framework we have chosen; and an identification of the gaps and challenges identified. (2.5 – 3K)
Chapter One: Context and Overview
The chapter will review current regeneration practice and provide a theoretical context which seeks to identify the changes in the management, governance and organisation of regeneration initiatives and sets out the practical challenges for current managers.
Chapter Two: Regeneration: UK Practice (Scott Dickinson)
This chapter will set out recent UK approaches to regeneration and will identify the potential ‘successes?’ so far and, in particular, will reflect upon current models of regeneration. (6-7K)
Chapter Three: Complexity and Management Neil McInroy (CLES)
This chapter written by the Director of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, will identify how complexity theory may assist us in understanding the questions/problems faced by regeneration managers, and point towards some potential solutions/new approaches (6-7K)
Part Two PRACTICE (introductory section the editors 1500)
Chapter Four: Partnerships: Models of Working Mike Rowe (University of Liverpool)
In this chapter we unpack different partnership models and seek to identify the ways in which the ‘hidden’ aspects of partnerships (who is included/excluded, who sets their terms of reference and authority) create unequal forums for decision making and management (6 – 7K)
Chapter Five: Partnerships: Alternative Approaches Andy Pike (University of Newcastle)
Here we look at difference approaches to partnership and collaboration and seek to explore whether membership is a key factor in determining the success of collaboration or whether structure is the fundamental element. (6 – 7K)
Chapter Six: Managing Involvement Jon Coaffee and Lorraine Johnson, (University of Newcastle)
This chapter examines how local actors are involved in regeneration initiatives. It specifically examines the roles of locally elected members and the extent to which they are marginalized or active in the processes. (6 – 7K)
Chapter Seven: Managing Inclusion Ruth McAllister (University of Belfast)
This case study of one major urban regeneration initiative looks at the ways in which local communities (residents, elected members and the public/private sectors) were (or were not) included in the regeneration process. (6 – 7K)
Part Three: ACCOUNTABILITY (introduction by the editors 1500)
Chapter Eight: Regeneration Initiatives: Models of Accountability, Andrew Coulson (University of Birmingham)
This chapter explores the legal framework within which initiatives take place. It specifically looks at different legal models and seeks to identify the gains (and losses of establishing local trusts. (6 – 7K)
Chapter Nine: Evaluation Approaches Joyce Liddle and Stuart Smith (University of Durham)
Evaluation is seen as a pre-requisite for all regeneration initiatives. This chapter explores the implications this has for local managers in terms of their skills, understanding and approaches to evaluation and performance measurement (5K)
Part Four: NEW CHALLENGES AND GAPS
Chapter Ten: Community Capacity and Learning: Towards an Ethical Framework Marjorie Mayo (Goldsmiths College)
This chapter sets out the gaps in knowledge and p
'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