A future for regeneration Julian Dobson New Start magazine
> ≠∞ [we can’t go on like this]
Why not? Austerity Uncertainty Climate change
Seven regeneration principles for today
1 Sustain success
2 Let go – or get out of the way
3 Recognise communities’ potential
4 Keep tackling inequality
5 Focus on education and skills
6 Promote quality  of life and  quality of place
7 Reform the banking system
… but we will have to find different ways of getting there
A dozen hints of hope
1 Find a shared language
 
2 Measure real value, not just GVA
 
3 Recognise that climate change  changes everything
 
4 Neighbourhoods are the building blocks
 
5 Get to grips with the housing market
 
6 Work is only part of the solution to poverty
 
7 Connectedness is at the heart of community
 
8 Responsiveness must be at the heart of government
 
9 Distinctiveness is the future for place
 
10 The value of the built environment  lies in its use
 
11 Doing good must be at the heart of  doing well
 
12 The soul of the city is what drives regeneration
 
> ≠  [the same road won’t lead us home]
Join the discussion www.regenfuture.org
More from me at: New Start magazine : www.newstartmag.co.uk Living with Rats : http:livingwithrats.blogspot.com Twitter : ...
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This presentation brings together key points from the Real Regeneration series in New Start magazine and headlines from the regeneration manifesto we developed with practitioners and policy experts. The presentation was given at the fifth anniversary celebrations of Powell Dobson Urbanists in Cardiff. I've blogged about it here: http://livingwithrats.blogspot.com/2010/05/its-all-about-social-justice.html

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  • Slide 1. The idea that we can infinitely add more to what we currently have underpins most ‘regeneration’ strategies. Produce more cars every year; build more roads for them to travel on; build and rent out more office space; build more city centre apartments; create more shopping centres. Economic and placemaking strategies frequently fail to recognise limits to environmental resources, consumer demand, and communities’ capacity to withstand disruption. It’s an approach that values excess above sufficiency, sees waste as an economic good and reduces human wellbeing and life satisfaction to a byproduct of economic activity.
  • Slide 6: That means rethinking our approach to funding programmes, targets and accountability and creating new, hybrid organisations that bring together those who have a common interest in improving places and communities. Nobody has a monopoly of ideas and nobody should have a monopoly of implementation.
  • We need a new sense of home: places and communities that we value, feel safe in and where we share a sense of ownership with those around us. Most of the programmes and solutions of the last few decades have failed to achieve this, or have begun promisingly but fizzled out. It’s time to trust people to do this themselves.
  • A future for regeneration

    1. 1. A future for regeneration Julian Dobson New Start magazine
    2. 2. > ≠∞ [we can’t go on like this]
    3. 3. Why not? Austerity Uncertainty Climate change
    4. 4. Seven regeneration principles for today
    5. 5. 1 Sustain success
    6. 6. 2 Let go – or get out of the way
    7. 7. 3 Recognise communities’ potential
    8. 8. 4 Keep tackling inequality
    9. 9. 5 Focus on education and skills
    10. 10. 6 Promote quality of life and quality of place
    11. 11. 7 Reform the banking system
    12. 12. … but we will have to find different ways of getting there
    13. 13. A dozen hints of hope
    14. 14. 1 Find a shared language
    15. 16. 2 Measure real value, not just GVA
    16. 18. 3 Recognise that climate change changes everything
    17. 20. 4 Neighbourhoods are the building blocks
    18. 22. 5 Get to grips with the housing market
    19. 24. 6 Work is only part of the solution to poverty
    20. 26. 7 Connectedness is at the heart of community
    21. 28. 8 Responsiveness must be at the heart of government
    22. 30. 9 Distinctiveness is the future for place
    23. 32. 10 The value of the built environment lies in its use
    24. 34. 11 Doing good must be at the heart of doing well
    25. 36. 12 The soul of the city is what drives regeneration
    26. 38. > ≠  [the same road won’t lead us home]
    27. 39. Join the discussion www.regenfuture.org
    28. 40. More from me at: New Start magazine : www.newstartmag.co.uk Living with Rats : http:livingwithrats.blogspot.com Twitter : www.twitter.com/juliandobson Slideshare : www.slideshare.net/juliandobson

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