Understanding socio-economic sustainability drivers of sustainable regeneration: an empirical study of regeneration practitioners in UK

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Akotia, J. and Sackey, E. 2018. Understanding socio-economic sustainability drivers of sustainable regeneration: an empirical study of regeneration practitioners in UK. European Planning Studies. 26 (10), pp. 2078-2098.
AuthorsAkotia, J. and Sackey, E.
Abstract

The construction industry has been recognized as a major driver towards the delivery of UK sustainable regeneration objectives. Several construction organizations have played various roles in their quest to deliver sustainable regeneration projects in line with sustainable development objectives. Yet, to-date the delivery of such sustainable development objectives has continued to be an on-going challenge for these organizations involved in the delivery of regeneration projects. The study adopted an exploratory research approach, using a questionnaire survey to collect data from 193 construction organizations/practitioners involved in the delivery of sustainable regeneration projects in the UK. The findings revealed that the majority of construction organizations were promoting socio-economic sustainability principles to meet their own corporate business objectives. The findings further revealed that the majority of practitioners’ organizations were integrating socio-economic sustainability principles into their business practices because they believed doing so was the best way to gain advantage over their competitors and remain relevant in their market place.

JournalEuropean Planning Studies
Journal citation26 (10), pp. 2078-2098
ISSN0965-4313
Year2018
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/09654313.2018.1511685
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2018.1511685
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Print17 Sep 2018
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Accepted09 Aug 2018
Deposited11 Jul 2019
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Copyright informationThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Planning Studies on 17/09/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09654313.2018.1511685.
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