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The role of retailing in urban regeneration


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  • Timothy J. Dixon
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    Recent 'best practice’ research and guidance has emphasised the important role that can be played by retail-led urban regeneration projects, particularly in 'under-served markets’ in the UK. This builds on ideas first formulated in the USA by Michael Porter through his close relationship with the Initiative for the Competitive Inner City (ICIC). This paper critically examines the role of retailing in urban regeneration nationally and locally in the UK, focusing on in-town shopping centres located in inner city areas of the UK. The paper is based on case study research in these centres, and was completed during 2003 for The Office of Science and Technology. The paper examines how employment impact in retail-led regeneration is commonly measured, and calls for more research to determine the real impact of retail in deprived communities using other, relevant measures.

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    Article provided by Taylor and Francis Journals in its journal Local Economy.

    Volume (Year): 20 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 2 (May)
    Pages: 168-182

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:loceco:v:20:y:2005:i:2:p:168-182

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    Keywords: Retailing; regeneration; employment; property performance; multiplier effect;


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