Urban Renewal and Regeneration

Under the circumstances of rapid urban development, urban degradation should be one of the main concerns for Asian cities. Apart from the physical improvement and conservation, the socio-economic revitalization is an indispensable aspect within any strategy of urban regeneration. The European tradition of urban regeneration saw the development of local economy and job opportunities as part and parcel of early attempts to regenerate urban landscapes. Local business where directly involved in regenerative planning shifting the residential only focus to that of space of opportunity and business creation, bringing to bare the importance of both physical and non-physical measures and variables as part of urban regeneration strategies.