1st Edition

Sustainable Urban Regeneration Insights and Evaluation from a UK Housing Association

By Kevin Dean, Claudia Trillo, Angela Lee Copyright 2022
    164 Pages 54 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    164 Pages 54 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides a deep insight into urban regeneration schemes and explores the parameters of what is deemed a sustainable development, before appraising existing schemes’ evaluation models for the sustainable return on investment. The authors present a new practical evaluation tool that suggests quantifiable benefits for all urban regeneration stakeholders.

    This new method enables the gauging of the full sustainable impact, from a given outlay of money invested in a housing-led urban regeneration scheme, through an evidence-based proof and can be used to:

    • Better fulfil sustainability criteria in terms of all three aspects of the triple bottom line and contribute in a more sustainable way to address the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 11
    • Reduce financial waste and plug the gap created by the recent economic shortfall which is impacting on housing associations, tenants and communities alike
    • Evaluate historical housing-led urban regeneration schemes and model future schemes.

    The method can be used as a strategic decision making or management tool, with schemes being able to be planned in, prioritised or carried out in a targeted and strategic manner; and it can be used for modelling purposes, for publicity purposes and alongside existing tools. This book provides a unique method of fully and sustainably evaluating housing-led urban regeneration schemes, useful for planners, strategic management, local authorities, housing associations, the construction industry and built environment students alike.

    1. Introduction: the UN Urban Agenda, economic climate and solutions for housing associations  2. Urban regeneration and sustainable development  3. Evaluation: its background and history within urban regeneration  4. Social Return on Investment (SROI)  5. Sustainable Return on Investment (SuROI)  6. An introduction to a new stakeholder-led evaluation method: SuHousingImpact  7. The SuHousingImpact method explained  8. Case studies  9. Concluding remarks


    Dr Kevin Dean is an expert in the holistic sustainable evaluation of housing-led urban regeneration schemes and is passionate about how this knowledge can contribute in a more sustainable way to the United Nations’ SDG 11.

    Dr Claudia Trillo is an architect and urban planner with 25-years' experience achieved by working both in academia and in practice in several European and non-European countries. She is Reader in Architecture at the University of Salford, UK. Her specialism lies at the interplay between architecture, urban design and regional development, with an emphasis on sustainability and Agenda 2030. She has extensively published on housing and sustainability, including two chapters on mixed income housing and housing policies for the Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and a recent paper in Housing Studies on inclusionary housing and slums regeneration.

    Professor Angela Lee’s research interest lies in performance management, process management and design management within the built environment domain. She has published over 300 journal and conference publications based on her research, as well as 4 books, and managed numerous externally funded research projects to successful completion. She is presently Associate Dean in the School of Science, Engineering and Environment at the University of Salford, UK.