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1(19)/2006, p. 57

Łukasz Damurski
Bradford (United Kingdom) Regeneration of the city

    The critical moment of the post-war development of European urban areas was the collapse of industry in the 1980’s and 1990’s. This process was very evident in the United Kingdom, where apart from economic crisis and deterioration of environment in the cities, destructive social processes took place. The most interesting, however, are the ways of tackling all those urban problems, worked out by the British government in the past years and generally named the "urban regeneration".
    This paper defines seven main features of urban regeneration which were studied in Bradford City (West Yorkshire). It is hard to assess the effectiveness of British urban renewal programmes because of their intended long-term implementation. In the conclusions the potential possibilities of employing English regeneration methods in Poland are considered.