Keys to urban regeneration: the case of Newport

Rimola, Matthew (2013) Keys to urban regeneration: the case of Newport. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Newport is a city in South Wales and has historically thrived in the manufacturing and engineering sectors but has never truly recovered from the decline of the docks in the 1900’s and more recently the continued decline of the heavy industry and manufacturing, resulting in extremely high job losses. There is currently a dividing opinion on the best ways to go about regenerating Newport and generally the council has received heavy criticism on how it is handling the situation.

    Therefore the aim of this research is to compile a set of recommendations for the Local Authority on how to go about regenerating Newport by answering the following research questions; What does international literature say about how to revitalise cities? What are the best practices in regenerating a city similar to Newport? What is the applicability of these best practices to Newport? What is the set of recommendation to revitalise Newport? This report seeks to answer these questions through the analysis of literature, case study research and the use of interviews and questionnaires.

    It concludes that for a city to be competitive in the future it needs to have a good pool of skilled workers and sustain a high quality of life. In an effort to increase the amount of skilled workers in Newport as well as increase its quality of life the report recommends the Local Authority implements or at the very least take inspiration from the following schemes; the INTERREG IVA ‘2 Seas’ project SucceS, the Retrofit South East programme in Petersfield, the development of the Research, Design & Manufacturing Campus in Rotterdam Docks and The Key Fund in South Yorkshire.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Alice Bentley
    Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 16:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:34

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