Regenerating Urban Communities

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Code 22865

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester Across both

Module description

This module is designed to explore the experience of communities undergoing urban regeneration by means of concentrated study in the field. There is an explicit focus on community involvement and on exploring the experience of community-based solutions and activities. It combines teaching, class discussion, visits and project work to enable students to experience at first hand the regeneration process at work from a community perspective.

This module sets out the key issues and concepts that pertain to urban regeneration and the involvement and engagement of residents. Urban regeneration is multi-faceted and complex. Ideas of community and citizen engagement are central to an effective regeneration policy. This module examines the potential contribution of local communities and the role that citizens are being asked to take as key stakeholders in the regeneration process and the mechanisms through which that involvement takes place.

The programme of study comprises of a 20 credit module delivered across the two semesters. In the first, theoretical and conceptual ideas are explored which serve to inform the more practical case study-based work undertaken in Semester 2.