Urban Renaissance

Urban Renaissance

Belfast's Lessons for Policy and Partnership You do not have access to this content

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OECD
01 Mar 2000
Pages:
224
ISBN:
9789264180901 (PDF) ;9789264171657(print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264180901-en

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Belfast is at a turning point in its history. If it is to succeed as the peace process advances, the achievements of past urban regeneration efforts need to be evaluated in order to set in place effective policies and strategies for the future. Beginning with environmental priorities, Laganside Corporation, a limited life public body responsible for the regeneration of derelict and abandonned land adjacent to the River Lagan, has facilitated enormous physical, economic and social change right in the centre of Belfast.

This book identifies strategies that can help local agencies and actors better meet the challenges they face, including that of involving the private sector more effectively in regeneration. Although the problems of Belfast are in many ways unique, they also have elements that are fairly typical of cities facing major economic change, environmental problems and social fragmentation.

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Table of Contents

PREFACE BY THE RT. HON. RICHARD CABORN MP MINISTER OF TRADE
INTRODUCTION
-Laganside: Linking Environmental Improvement, Infrastructure for Economic Development, and Social Cohesion
PART ONE - CONTEXT
-European Union
-The Republic of Ireland
-Governance
-The Belfast Urban Area Plan 2001
-Laganside Corporation
Organisational Structure
-Funding
-Institutional Roles
-Regulatory Framework
PART TWO - ACHIEVEMENTS
-Redevelopment Projects within the Designated Area
PART THREE -LESSONS LEARNED
-Infrastructure
-Contaminated Land
-Economic Outcomes
-Job Creation
-Sector/Commercial Context
-Political /Statutory Context
-Partnerships
-Built Environment
-Public Realm
-1999: A Turning Point?
PART FOUR– THE WAY FORWARD
-Cathedral Quarter
-Linkages to the city centre
-Community integration
-Governance
-Jobs and Investment
-Funding
-Recommendations
-Relevant recommendations emerging from OECD Studies and Publications and importance of international exchange
Conclusion
Appendix - Examples of Laganside Sites / TUAC Joint Seminar
PARTNERSHIPS AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
-Opening Comments by Tony Hopkins CBE, Chairman, Laganside Corporation
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A Place for People: The Role of Partnership in Local Development by  John Monks, General Secretary, Trade Union Congress, UK
-Partnership in Local Development - an ILO Perspective by Werner Sengenberger, Director of the Employment and Training Department, ILO Geneva
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Trade Union Involvement in Local Development by Patricia O’Donovan, Deputy General Secretary, Irish Congress of Trade Unions
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The Role of Partnership in Local Development by Paul Cullen, Chairman, LEED Directing Committee
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Review of the Experience of Laganside since 1989 by Mike Smith, Chief Executive, Laganside Corporation
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Remarks on Design and Urbanism by Peter Hunter, RIBA Architect and Development Consultant, London
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Review of the Experience of Berlin since 1989 by Irina Orssich, Investitions Bank, Berlin
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Local Partnerships and Regional Developments - Thames Gateway by John McWilliam, Deputy Vice Chancellor University of Greenwich
-Partnerships and Regional Development by Dale Medearis, International Office, United States Environmental Protection Agency
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Trade Union Economic Development efforts in the United States by John T. Joyce, President Emeritus International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers
A Local Authority Perspective BY Marie-Thérèse McGivern, Belfast City Council
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Participation in Planning in These New Times by Frank Gaffikin and Mike Morrissey, University of Ulster
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Brownfields Programmes by Karl Alvarez, United States Environmental Protection Agency
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The Review of Laganside Corporation: A Peer Perspective by Greg Clark, Managing Director Economic Development,Greater London Enterprise Ltd
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