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