By Libby Porter, Kate Shaw
The wish of governments for a 'renaissance' in their towns is a defining characteristic of latest city coverage. From Melbourne and Toronto to Johannesburg and Istanbul, govt guidelines are effectively attracting funding and middle-class populations to their internal components. Regeneration - or gentrification because it can usually develop into - produces winners and losers. there's a significant literature at the motives and unequal results of gentrification, and at the worldwide and native stipulations riding techniques of dis- and re-investment. yet there's little exam of the particular suggestions used to accomplish city regeneration - what have been their intents, did they 'succeed' (and if no longer why no longer) and what have been the categorical outcomes?
Whose city Renaissance? asks who advantages from those city changes. The publication comprises superbly written and available tales from researchers and activists in 21 towns throughout Europe, North and South the United States, Asia, South Africa, the center East and Australia, every one exploring a particular case of city regeneration. a few chapters concentrate on executive or industry thoughts using the regeneration approach, and glance heavily on the results. Others examine the neighborhood contingencies that effect the way in which those concepts paintings. nonetheless others examine cases of competition and fight, and at coverage interventions that have been utilized in a few locations to ameliorate the inequities of gentrification. operating from those tales, the editors enhance a comparative research of regeneration ideas, with nuanced exams of neighborhood constraints and counteracting coverage responses. The concluding chapters supply a severe comparability of current suggestions, and open new instructions for extra equitable coverage techniques sooner or later.
Whose city Renaissance? is concentrated at scholars, teachers, planners, policy-makers and activists. The ebook is exclusive in its geographical breadth and its confident coverage emphasis, supplying a succinct, serious and well timed exploration of city regeneration innovations through the world.