Town Centre Regeneration: How Does it Work & What can be Achieved?

The report presents findings of research undertaken to assess the scope and nature of the outputs and longer-term outcomes that arise from town centre regeneration and to identify the relevant contextual factors, mechanisms and processes that contribute to achieving these outputs and outcomes. The report is one of four publications produced by this research.



[2] Theories of Change is an approach to evaluation that is increasingly used in complex interventions to enhance planning, support the development of an evaluation framework and to aid attribution (being able to attribute changes found to the project activities).

[3] The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997.

[4] As part of the ongoing changes in the planning system in Scotland, Scottish Ministers decided to consolidate previous policy (contained in either Scottish Planning Policy ( SPP) or National Planning Policy Guidance ( NPPG)) into one document: Scottish Planning Policy (February 2010).

[5] Fulbright-Anderson, K., Kubisch, A.C., and Connell, J.P. (eds) (1998) New approaches to evaluating community initiatives. Volume two: theory, measurement and analysis. Round Table on Comprehensive Community Initiatives for Children and Families, Washington D.C: The Aspen Institute.

[6] The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997

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