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date: 18 July 2024

urban regeneration 

A Dictionary of Human Geography

Alisdair Rogers,

Noel Castree,

Rob Kitchin

A term for the various strategies to restore profitability and/or repopulate areas of the city deemed to be in decline. Also termed ‘urban renewal’ or ‘reconstruction’, it describes a broad range of interventions in the built environment and in communities facilitated by the state, the private sector, public-private partnerships, or less commonly, by community-level agencies. In essence, urban regeneration promises physical, material, or spatial solutions to social and economic problems. Given that it almost always involves land at least already partly occupied and in commercial use (i.e. ... ...

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