Declining Public Value within Contemporary Public Management: A UK Planning, JR and Urban Regeneration Narrative

  • Laura Rice

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The decline of Public Value and the paramount importance of Judicial Review protection are in some cases a lifeline to those directly affected by contemporary regeneration projects throughout the UK that leave little or no consideration for the public in the areas targeted for redevelopment. Many cases of contemporary regeneration see the public seek to defend themselves against a largely economically focused planning system and unreliable team of developers and City Councils who sacrifice social capital for economic gain. The public in many urban regeneration projects in the UK have become secondary to profit goals and have no formal means of promoting and securing their social interests in the development process. Reform of JR in the UK has drawn attention to the level of public vulnerability in the development arena and has demonstrated how gentrification, displacement and noncompliance with policy and procedure are fast becoming traits in a bid for cities to become economically and globally competitive. Such findings highlight the need to promote understanding and appreciation of the importance and role of Public Value within public administration so ethical and moral responsibility to publicly social outcomes within contemporary development can be adequately served.
Date of AwardJan 2019
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorLinda Mc Elduff (Supervisor) & Heather Ritchie (Supervisor)


  • Urban Planning
  • Gentrification
  • Displacement
  • Judicial Review
  • Urban Development

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