Urban Regenerationand Socio-Economic Sustainability:A Role for Established Small Food Outlets
2010 (English)In: European Planning Studies, ISSN 0965-4313, E-ISSN 1469-5944, Vol. 18, no 10, 1653-1674 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In recent years, the challenges of urban regeneration and sustainability have been brought together in discourses concerning the re-shaping of inner-city districts of large cities.Currently, sustainable development in regeneration policies is mostly dominated by theenvironmental dimension and qualities of the built environment, with some focus on the moreeasily quantiﬁable aspects of social and economic dimensions. There is, however, limited discussion about integrating socio-economic aspects of sustainable regeneration in the literature.This paper presents a critical exploration of the role of the existing small business base infacilitating more sustainable urban re-development from a socio-economic standpoint. Indigenous food outlets in Birmingham’s Eastside district—a re-development initiative branded as exemplar of sustainable urban development—are used to illustrate the role of small businesses in the dayto-day life of districts undergoing regeneration. The paper reﬂects on challenges and beneﬁts from retaining and supporting established businesses throughout the re-development process and concludes with some reﬂections on lessons learnt from the case study. It argues that planners,policy-makers and developers should accord greater attention to the role of established businesses to foster urban districts that strive towards integrating aspects of socio-economicsustainability.
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Routledge , 2010. Vol. 18, no 10, 1653-1674 p.
Social Sciences Civil Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-27619DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2010.504348ISI: 000281893800006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77956744877OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-27619DiVA: diva2:378608
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