Urban renewal was originally conceived as a means reinvigorating inner city districts hollowed out by the deindustrialisation of the late 20th century. While investment in troubled neighbourhoods may appear to be an uncomplicated “good idea”, very often such schemes result in the displacement of the communities they were intended to help.
Minouche Besters, Partner, STIPO
Ciaran Gunne-Jones, Senior Director, Head of Economics at Lichfields
The discussion will focus on following questions:
- What does inclusive regeneration look like?
- How can local communities be empowered to lead on the renewal of their home neighbourhoods?
- And what are the giveaway signs that regeneration has mutated into gentrification?