The use of sports facilities as catalysts in urban regeneration

Knott, Robert (2010) The use of sports facilities as catalysts in urban regeneration. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation evaluates the use of sports facilities as catalysts within urban regeneration.

    Urban regeneration has occurred in almost every UK city or urban area over the 1980s and 1990s, this has taken a number of different forms from the redevelopment of individual sites to the regeneration of whole areas of towns and cities.

    The use of sports led regeneration strategies has seen an increasing focus over the last decade, sports led strategies have included strategies focused around specific major events as well as sports facility and stadia based regeneration projects.

    This dissertation under takes a review of current literature before investigating the Madejski Stadium in Reading and the role it has played in the regeneration of southern Reading.

    Economic, social and physical impacts are investigated as well as an area of research that has previously been under investigated; the effect the sports facility has on property values in the area that the facility is built.

    The analysis is undertaken using primary and secondary data including quantitive and qualitative data, to evaluate the effects before concluding whether sports facilities are successful catalysts.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 12:33
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:17
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1118

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