Investigating the measurement of impact and success for urban regeneration projects: a case study of the renaissance of Portsmouth Harbour

Hansen, Amy (2010) Investigating the measurement of impact and success for urban regeneration projects: a case study of the renaissance of Portsmouth Harbour. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The Renaissance of Portsmouth Harbour Project was a large scale urban regeneration project funded by the Millennium Commission, aiming to unite the waterfronts of Portsmouth and Gosport and become a ‘world class leisure and maritime heritage destination’ (Portsmouth City Council, 1999). Ten years on, has the project been successful?

    The aim of this dissertation was to investigate the techniques utilised to measure the impact and success of large scale urban regeneration projects, such as the renaissance of Portsmouth Harbour. An interview with Gosport Borough Council and email correspondence with Portsmouth City Council concluded that a number of individual assessments have been carried out, however no concise evaluation of this regeneration project has been undertaken subsequent to its completion.

    A questionnaire survey was then sent to thirty five respondents from differing professional bodies around the UK, to obtain an understanding of what impact assessments are carried out post project completion. The results reveal that there are a number of guidance documents for the evaluation of regeneration available, such as the HM Treasury Green Book and the Regional Development Agencies Impact Evaluation Framework. However, it appears that there is no universally utilised document and differing respondents from the questionnaire stated a variety of different opinions on the subject area.

    The dissertation concluded that the guidance documentation available at present could be confusing and that there is a requirement for a national framework. The researcher has proposed such a framework which simplistically correlates a matrix of all available guidance documentation and suggests a way a ensuring the findings are fed back into the planning system. This could then be applied to all regeneration projects.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 12:25
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:17
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1116

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