Making urban development more accountable: The PARCOUR handbook


Antique map of London with magnifying glass casting light onto itThe Urban Transformations project Public Accountability to Residents in Contractual Urban Redevelopment (PARCOUR) has focused for the last three years on exploring various models of public-private contracts for urban regeneration, looking at nine case studies in three different countries (Brazil, the Netherlands and the UK) to draw out the opportunities presented by different approaches.

The project has now published some of its key findings in its project handbook. This publication, ‘Handbook of Effective Policy Delivery in Contractual Urban Regeneration’, offers a series of conclusions and recommendations on how urban regeneration processes can be designed to ensure publicly accountable redevelopment for cities in a range of contexts.

A blog on the publications is also available here.