João Manuel Pereira Teixeira
European Council of Spatial Planners


Integrated Urban Regeneration can make an enormous contribution to the resolution of main problems such as the current economic situation, global warming, energy consumption, social exclusion and urban decline. The principles of urban regeneration are well established. The experience of urban regeneration in European Cities and Towns is well proven. This will only be achieved if concerted action is taken across all European countries. Experience has shown the benefit of European programs applied to Cities and Towns. There is therefore an opportunity for the creation of a European program to provide dynamics Urban Regeneration all over Europe to deliver the required Urban Renaissance.

integrated urban regeneration, urban renaissance, European programs, urban sustainability, social inclusion, urban planning, spatial planning



SAJ Vol. 2, 2010, No. 2