About The Book


This book provides an exclusive insight into the regeneration of UK cities from the perspective of those who have been at the forefront of delivering successful regeneration over the last 40 years.


With experiences spanning both the public and private sector the book’s ten authors are some of the UK’s most important and influential leaders in their field. The combination of personal accounts and case studies demonstrate how vision, leadership, collaboration and partnership working, combined with a core set of values, can reshape cities.


Projects as diverse as the London 2012 Olympics, the redevelopment of Kings Cross,

the transformation of Birmingham and Manchester, major estate regeneration schemes and nationally important infrastructure investments are covered in the book.


Across ten chapters the book’s content demonstrates what the public and private sector can achieve through combined effort.


Public sector vision and strategic leadership are emphasised as key drivers to reinvigorating economies and transforming urban environments.


The development industry, aligned to the role of the public sector, is described as having an essential role in shaping cities through the

delivery of innovative large scale development projects.


The book details the importance of investing in the vital networks that support successful cities and the underpinning role that such infrastructure has in the regeneration agenda.


The confidence of the market and availability of funding is paramount to delivering development and infrastructure. The book provides a unique perspective on the impact of private and institutional investment and the need to manage risk and create investor confidence to drive sustained regeneration.

“This is essential reading for anyone involved in the regeneration of UK cities”

Damian Wild
Estates Gazette

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The Authors


Waheed Nazir

Corporate Director, Inclusive Growth at Birmingham City Council

Sir Howard Bernstein

Former CEO of Manchester City Council

Sir Edward Lister

Chairman of Homes England and former Leader of Wandsworth Borough Council

Helen Gordon

CEO at Grainger Plc

Sir John Armitt CBE

Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission, National Express Group and City & Guilds Group

Tony Pidgley CBE

Chairman and Founder of Berkeley Group

Dame Alison Nimmo DBE

Chief Executive of The Crown Estate

Bill Hughes

Head of Real Assets at Legal & General Investment Management

David Partridge

Managing Partner at Argent

Marc Mogull

Co-Founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Benson Elliot Capital