Towards the delivery of sustainable regeneration projects’ types in the UK: an exploration of the role and level of involvement of key practitioners

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Akotia, J. and Sackey, E. 2017. Towards the delivery of sustainable regeneration projects’ types in the UK: an exploration of the role and level of involvement of key practitioners. International Journal of Construction Management. 18 (5), pp. 375-384.
AuthorsAkotia, J. and Sackey, E.
Abstract

Sustainable regeneration is a vital aspect of the UK sustainable development agenda in which a lot of efforts have been made over the years. Traditionally, the UK regeneration strategy has evolved from the provision of affordable housing through to the provision of other public sector projects and private sector commercial projects. While the concept of sustainable regeneration has been a key facet of UK sustainable development agenda over the past decades, it can be said that the delivery of sustainability benefits of major projects has been determined by numerous factors. Paramount among the factors which have affected and continue to determine the delivery of sustainability outcome of regeneration projects are the construction industry practitioners who are tasked with the responsibility in the delivery of these regeneration projects. The paper presents the findings of a study which explored practitioners’ level of involvement in the delivery of the three types of sustainable regeneration projects in the UK, using a mixed-method research to obtain 21 and 193 responses from practitioners through semi-structured interviews and questionnaire survey, respectively. The findings reveal that housing-led regeneration project is the most involved type of regeneration project by practitioners, while the least involved project is private sector commercial regeneration project.

JournalInternational Journal of Construction Management
Journal citation18 (5), pp. 375-384
ISSN1562-3599
Year2017
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/15623599.2017.1326300
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2017.1326300
Publication dates
Online15 May 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited11 Jul 2019
Accepted09 Apr 2017
Copyright holder© 2017 Taylor & Francis
Copyright informationThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Construction Management on 15/05/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15623599.2017.1326300.
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