Enhancing urban regeneration at the neighbourhood level: the role of sustainability assessment frameworks

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Adewumi, A.S (2020). Enhancing urban regeneration at the neighbourhood level: the role of sustainability assessment frameworks. Emerald Open Research. 2 (1). https://doi.org/10.35241/emeraldopenres.13418.2
AuthorsAdewumi, A.S
Abstract

Purpose: Urban centres have been argued to be crucial in the battle for sustainability. With more than half of the global population presently living in cities, the sustainability challenges of global warming, environmental degradation, social inequality, and economic recessions have continued to thrive. To this end, there have been efforts to revive and improve the existing physical and social structure of cities in a process known as urban regeneration. The aim of this paper is to explore the role of sustainability assessment frameworks in urban regeneration.
Approach: Aligning with the positivism philosophical position, and using document analysis as a data collection method, the study discusses the state of the art of urban regeneration and its application in recent times. The study also reviewed selected neighbourhood sustainability assessment frameworks as a tool for decision-making towards sustainability to know the extent in which they capture the goals of urban regeneration.
Findings: Findings showed that the uptake of the sustainability assessment frameworks could play a role in enhancing integration of local context, social wellbeing and economic prosperity, environmental quality, and stakeholder engagement at the neighbourhood level which are the main aspects of urban regeneration.
Theoretical and practical implications: In theory, this paper establishes the assumption that with some revisions, sustainability assessment frameworks could serve as a tool for decision-making in urban regeneration process. Practise-wise, urban regeneration at the neighbourhood level can now be measured against sustainability benchmarks and indicators.

KeywordsCities; Global warming; Indicators; Neighbourhood; Sustainability; Sustainability assessment frameworks; Urban regeneration
Year2020
JournalEmerald Open Research
Journal citation2 (1)
PublisherEmerald
ISSN2631-3952
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.35241/emeraldopenres.13418.2
Web address (URL)https://emeraldopenresearch.com/articles/2-1
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Print29 Apr 2020
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Deposited28 Oct 2021
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