The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


DPU Working Paper - No. 91

Partnerships and Networks As New Mechanisms Towards Sustainable Urban Regeneration


26 July 1998

Authors: Vilaplana, B.

Publication Date: 1998

The 1990s has brought a new framework to the process of urban regeneration. Social issues have returned to the planning agenda with a general concern about the quality of life and especially the conditions and culture of deprived neighbourhoods, emphasising the importance of acknowledging the diversity of social needs, and the potential that the dominant cultures of the public and privates sectors have in influencing the values of others.

Consequently, urban regeneration strategies have developed a wider approach: regeneration is about improving the physical, economic and social aspects of disadvantaged areas. At the same time, there is a growing consensus that previous approaches to regeneration have found extremely difficult to generate long-lasting solutions, and tend to offer only temporary answers. 

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