Regeneration looks at the affect of the built environment on environmental and social factors.  Urban regeneration of cities and towns help the economic growth as well as benefiting the people that work and live in that space.  Students looking to work in this area are generally required to have a geography, planning, engineering or similar degree.

A common thread that runs throughout regeneration is the idea of partnership working. Urban Regeneration Companies (URCs) for example are typical of how private and public partners work together on regeneration projects.

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Job roles

Regeneration projects typically need the involvement of a diverse range professionals but there are number of core occupations within the sector which can roughly be categorised as follows:

  • Implementers and Decision Makers: Regeneration leaders (e.g. Local Authorities / URCs)
  • Built Environment Occupations: urban planners; designers, architects, engineers, surveyors, architectural liaison officers ,
  • Environmental Occupations: environmental officers / advisers / mangers (e.g. English Heritage, Environmental Agency, English Nature, Countryside agency)
  • Social Occupations: managers of housing and social services
  • Economic Occupations: developers (e.g. housing and commercial), Investors in property (e.g. institutional, private and public e.g. EP and RDAs) economic development agency managers and officers
  • Community Occupations: professional community and voluntary workers (paid and unpaid)
  • Cross-Cutting Occupations: neighbourhood renewal and regeneration practitioner