This paper explores the rationale for regeneration policy, examining both efficiency considerations (addressing market failures at a sub-national level) and equity considerations (ensuring that everyone in Scotland has opportunities to flourish).
The paper provides a broad overview of what is known about regeneration practice in the UK urban context, mostly, but not exclusively, focusing on central government initiatives.
The paper provides an overview of private sector involvement in regeneration activity in the UK. The paper looks at motivations, past experience and recent policy context.
Published in September 2011, this report presents findings of research undertaken to assess the scope and nature of the outputs and longer-term outcomes that arise from town centre regeneration and to identify the relevant contextual factors, mechanisms and processes that contribute to achieving these outputs and outcomes. The report is one of four publications produced by this research all of which can be accessed from the link above.
Presentations on each of the discussion paper's key themes were given at the launch event in Edinburgh on February 9, 2011:
The presentations provided a wider context for small group discussions at the launch event. Here's a summary of those discussions and the main topics and issues raised by delegates.
Learning network briefing papers
These briefing papers capture the learning from the first two years of the Scottish Centre for Regeneration's regeneration learning networks: