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Title: The social dimension of urban design as a means of engendering community engagement in urban regeneration
Author: Park, Sungnam
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2013
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The contribution to knowledge of this thesis is to suggest the potential of urban design through an integrated linkage between the social role of urban design and community engagement in urban regeneration as a response of the advocacy of participative urban design approach and the academic debate of community engagement. This thesis explores the social dimension of urban design in urban regeneration with the contexts of urban policies in England and South Korea. The thesis progresses a detailed empirical investigation of urban design in both countries’ urban regeneration practices, principally Scotswood and Walker Riverside in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and Singil in Seoul, South Korea. It illustrates that urban design plays various roles in urban regeneration in physical and social aspects, concerning improving physical environments, local resident’s liveability, and tackling social problems. It also identifies challenges for urban design in urban regeneration in relation to various tensions in the practice of urban regeneration. How local communities are engaged in the wider process of urban regeneration practices is illustrated in this thesis. The exploration of urban regeneration practices explains the mechanisms for identifying community views in relation to urban design. It identifies factors affecting community engagement and channels for community engagement in the process of urban design in urban regeneration and underlines community engagement in the management of end-products of urban design. The thesis concludes with a discussion about the social dimension and the potentials of urban design in urban regeneration. It highlights that urban design plays a role in community engagement, as a means of engendering community engagement in urban regeneration. It discusses the potential of urban design as a process of integration, as a responsible process to the social consequences of urban regeneration, and as proactive actions for the delivery of better urban design and as reactive actions for the iii management of the built environment. It also recommends actions in the process of urban design for local communities in Korean urban regeneration practices. Overall, this thesis highlights that there is a need to be a shift in the perspectives of urban design in urban regeneration towards urban design as a collaborative and an ongoing process of making better places, concerning not only improving existing urban environment and the quality of life for users, but also the management of the built environments the legacy of urban regeneration.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.588250  DOI: Not available
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