Planners as market actors: the role of local planning authorities in UK’s urban regeneration practice

Heurkens, E., Adams, D. and Hobma, F. (2015) Planners as market actors: the role of local planning authorities in UK’s urban regeneration practice. Town Planning Review, 86(6), pp. 625-650. (doi:10.3828/tpr.2015.37)

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Abstract

At a time of public sector retrenchment in urban regeneration it has become increasingly important to understand how planners can help create better places. Recent studies suggest that planners must behave as market actors by deploying planning tools strategically to influence market behaviour. In this context, this paper examines how local planning authorities use a variety of policy instruments to influence urban projects and turn planning strategies into action. To understand how planning tools can be used to achieve successful results in urban regeneration practice, the paper presents a cross-comparison of mixed-use city centre regeneration projects in Bristol and Liverpool.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Adams, Professor David
Authors: Heurkens, E., Adams, D., and Hobma, F.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Town Planning Review
Publisher:Liverpool University Press
ISSN:0041-0020
ISSN (Online):1478-341X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Liverpool University Press
First Published:First published in Town Planning Review 86(6):625-650
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher.

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