Title

Synergy in Urban Regeneration Partnerships: Propert Agents' Perspectives

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Carfax Publishing

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

International, Cultural and Community Studies

RAS ID

2007

Comments

This article was originally published as: Ball, M., Le Ny, L., & Maginn, P. J. (2003). Synergy in urban regeneration partnerships: property agents' perspectives. Urban Studies, 40(11), 2239-2253. Original available here

Abstract

A major justification for urban regeneration partnerships (URPs) is that they provide synergistic benefits for their participants. Some argue that the major beneficiaries will be private-sector agencies. This proposition is examined in the light of evidence from a survey of property-related agencies. The opinions of developers and property consultants on the success of the partnership process in regeneration schemes with a significant property redevelopment component are examined. Many were found to have concerns about the URP model, centring on governance structures, decision-making, cost implications and time-frames. This suggests that synergy benefits may not actually exist. It is concluded that management and decision-making structures in partnerships need to be of greater concern in policy debate than is currently the case.

DOI

10.1080/0042098032000123277

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1080/0042098032000123277