chapter  11
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Sustainable urban regeneration within the European Union: a case of ‘Europeanization’?

ByJuliet Carpenter

There has been a growing interest throughout Europe in the issue of urban regeneration. Since the 1990s, the European Union has played an increasingly important role in influencing member states’ urban policy and regeneration practice, through the implementation of the Urban Pilot Projects, the URBAN Community Initiative and the URBACT network. The Urban Acquis, seen as the commonly approved EU URBAN methodology, supports an integrated approach to regeneration, involving physical, economic, social and environmental initiatives, integrating local residents into inclusive governance and decision-making processes.