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Title: Partnership structures for urban regeneration : the Iranian experience
Author: Zanjiri, Yasser
ISNI:       0000 0004 2718 0021
Awarding Body: University of Ulster
Current Institution: Ulster University
Date of Award: 2012
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Urban regeneration has been a key urban policy focus in the UK and other western economies over the past four decades. In developing economies, there have been different drivers but rapid industrialisation, demographic change and economic growth have created urban problems of a different nature, which require innovative policy solutions. In case of Iran, the urgency to address these problems has seen the adoption of urban regeneration as a major instrument of planning policy for the economic and physical transformation of deprived inner city areas over the last ten years. This research applies institutional theory within an Iranian context, examining the role of newly established and existing institutions involved in policy-making, financing and implementation of urban regeneration. This is achieved through examination of urban governance, public private partnerships and financing arrangements from an international perspective. This knowledge base is then transferred and evaluated within an Iranian context. The empirical study employs a triangulated research design involving comprehensive interviews with senior stakeholders in the public, private and financing sectors, the utilisation of ten case study projects, a focus group of key decision makers and appropriate datasets dealing with projects. The study highlights the diminishing capacity of central government in Iran in tackling urban decline in major cities. This intensified the requirement for alternative delivery mechanisms, thus, encouraging private sector involvement and attracting substantive levels of investment.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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