Planning, Risk and Property Development

Urban regeneration in England, France and the Netherlands

By Nikos Karadimitriou, Claudio de Magalhães, Roelof Verhage

© 2013 – Routledge

232 pages | 26 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2013-02-11
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pub: 2013-02-18

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About the Book

Urban regeneration schemes involving a wide range of actors and dependent on private investment are increasingly deployed in Europe’s cities with the aim of delivering private, merit and public goods. This book explores the relationships, objectives and strategies of the actors engaging in these schemes in cities of three advanced European economies. It researches the outcomes of actor interactions as these transform under the influence of changing market circumstances and associated risks. The book focuses on the way this change is reflected in the provision of mixed-use developments within a context of increasingly polarised housing markets and urban growth patterns. It argues that although these schemes can and do deliver much-needed dwellings, their exposure to market risks may in many cases cause them to fall short of the desired socio-economically sustainable outcomes.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Urban transformations and policy responses in Western European cities. 2. Urban regeneration and property market dynamics in the Netherlands, France and the UK 3. Actor strategies, risks and uncertainty in regeneration projects 4. Dutch Case Studies 5. French Case Studies 6. United Kingdom case studies 7. Conclusions References

About the Authors

Nikos Karadimitriou is Lecturer in Planning and Property Development at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL.

Claudio de Magalhães is Reader in Urban Regeneration and Management at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL.

Roelof Verhage is Lecturer in Urban Planning and Development at the Institut d'Urbanisme de Lyon, Université Lumière Lyon.

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Housing, Planning and Design Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning