B31: Connecting Regeneration – people, place and policy

20th April 2005.

Successful regeneration and creating sustainable communities is about effective governance, and bringing together people, place and policy.

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies Annual conference in its 19th year explored themes of governance in regeneration, both in terms of the horizontal connections – between European, regional, local and neighbourhood level – and the vertical connection which takes local strategy, through policy, to effective project delivery.

This bulletin is adapted from a conference paper presented at the CLES annual conference 2005 and summarises the key themes, challenges and opportunities presented by the governance of regeneration today.