1. Introduction

  1. Andrea Colantonio1 and
  2. Tim Dixon2,3
  1. Andrea Colantonio1 and
  2. Tim Dixon2,3

Published Online: 10 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329445.ch1

Urban Regeneration & Social Sustainability: Best Practice from European Cities

Urban Regeneration & Social Sustainability: Best Practice from European Cities

How to Cite

Colantonio, A. and Dixon, T. (2010) Introduction, in Urban Regeneration & Social Sustainability: Best Practice from European Cities (eds A. Colantonio and T. Dixon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329445.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, UK

  2. 2

    Oxford Institute of Sustainable Development (OISD), UK

  3. 3

    Department of Real Estate and Construction, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, UK

  2. 2

    Oxford Institute of Sustainable Development (OISD), UK

  3. 3

    Department of Real Estate and Construction, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 26 NOV 2010

Book Series:

  1. Real Estate Issues

Book Series Editors:

  1. Stephen Brown4,
  2. John Henneberry5,
  3. K. W. Chau6 and
  4. Elaine Worzala7

Series Editor Information

  1. 4

    Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK

  2. 5

    Department of Town & Regional Planning, University of Sheffield, UK

  3. 6

    Department of Real Estate and Construction, The University of Hong Kong, China

  4. 7

    Edward St. John Department of Real Estate, Johns Hopkins University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194198

Online ISBN: 9781444329445

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Keywords:

  • social sustainability and urban regeneration;
  • urbanization acceleration of Europe's cities - the oldest in the world;
  • cities, facing changes by - globalisation, economic restructuring, competition from cities and welfare state restructuring;
  • 1980s, urban regeneration projects - physical and economic renewal of degraded inner-city areas;
  • Barcelona, key example of change;
  • integrated strategies and co-ordinated actions - urban level in Europe (EC, 2009);
  • concept of ‘partnership,’ and recent EU urban initiatives - URBAN I and URBAN II;
  • urban regeneration and social sustainability;
  • sustainable urban regeneration - by local governments, developers and construction industry, funding bodies and investors;
  • case study selection, and La Mina neighbourhood - in Sant Adriá de Besós, Spain, a Catalan municipality bordering Barcelona's Eastern outskirts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background and context

  • Urban regeneration and social sustainability

  • Aims and objectives

  • Methodology for the research

  • Case study selection

  • Outline of the book