chapter  2
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Sustainable urban renewal, partnerships and networks

The fi rst sections of this chapter will build on the previous introductory chapter by placing the debates around brownfi eld urban renewal in the case studies in the context of the literature. The initial sections will deal with the literature around brownfi eld urban renewal. The chapter will then move on to discuss the main relevant theoretical positions, reviewing the public policy and governance literature, before moving on to a more specifi c discussion of the governmental literature produced in the case study areas, which will be analysed as part of the research. First, however, it is necessary to defi ne the key literatures and debates.