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The hope of governments for a 'renaissance' in their towns is a defining characteristic of up to date city coverage. From Melbourne and Toronto to Johannesburg and Istanbul, executive rules are effectively attracting funding and middle-class populations to their internal components. Regeneration - or gentrification because it can usually turn into - produces winners and losers. there's a enormous literature at the motives and unequal results of gentrification, and at the international and native stipulations riding strategies 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 now not why now not) and what have been the explicit results?

Whose city Renaissance? asks who advantages from those city differences. The booklet 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 selected case of city regeneration. a few chapters concentrate on govt or marketplace recommendations using the regeneration approach, and glance heavily on the results. Others examine the neighborhood contingencies that effect the way in which those recommendations paintings. nonetheless others examine circumstances of competition and fight, and at coverage interventions that have been utilized in a few areas to ameliorate the inequities of gentrification. operating from those tales, the editors boost a comparative research of regeneration innovations, with nuanced exams of neighborhood constraints and counteracting coverage responses. The concluding chapters supply a serious comparability of present options, and open new instructions for extra equitable coverage ways sooner or later.

Whose city Renaissance? is focused at scholars, teachers, planners, policy-makers and activists. The ebook is exclusive in its geographical breadth and its confident coverage emphasis, providing a succinct, serious and well timed exploration of city regeneration recommendations through the world.

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