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Books : Urban Regeneration

The Complete UrbanBuzz: Building Sustainable Communities

Hardback, 216pp, 25.4 x 25.1 x 2.5 cm
ISBN/ISSN 978-0-956132-30-7


£45.45   in stock
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The Complete UrbanBuzz brings together cutting edge scientific knowledge and converts it into jargon-free practical advice and signposts readers to many free sources of information arising from the programme.

In 2007, University College London (UCL) received an unprecedented £5 million of public funds from the Higher Education Innovation Fund, and leveraged this to create the £7.75 million UrbanBuzz: Building Sustainable Communities knowledge exchange 'impact' programme. This book describes how UrbanBuzz used this risk capital to unlock potential; funding 27 projects over an intense two-year period. UrbanBuzz sets out to challenge the conventional approach to disbursing funds by creating a system that brought together unlikely stakeholders in an open and collaborative manner. This process aimed to deliver real benefits to end-users. It captures the learning and successes of this unique enterprise, telling of its working relationships, and triumph over unreasonable deadlines. This will become an essential reference for practitioners in the professional, trade, policy, academic and community sectors - in particular where the acquisition of new techniques and processes are key to personal and professional development.