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Stock measurement and regeneration policy approaches to ‘hardcore’ brownfield sites: England and Japan compared

Otsuka, N., Dixon, T. and Abe, H. (2013) Stock measurement and regeneration policy approaches to ‘hardcore’ brownfield sites: England and Japan compared. Land Use Policy, 33. pp. 36-41. ISSN 0264-8377

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2012.12.002


This paper discusses key contextual differences and similarities in a comparative study on brownfield regeneration in England and Japan. Over the last decade, the regeneration of large-scale ‘flagship’ projects has been a primary focus in England, and previous research has discussed policy issues and key barriers at these sites. However, further research is required to explore specific barriers associated with problematic ‘hardcore’ sites suffering from long-term dereliction due to site-specific obstacles such as contamination and fragmented ownership. In comparison with England, brownfield regeneration is a relatively new urban agenda in Japan. Japan has less experience in terms of promoting redevelopment of brownfield sites at national level and the specific issues of ‘hardcore’ sites have been under-researched. The paper reviews and highlights important issues in comparing the definitions, national policy frameworks and the current stock of brownfields.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Transition Pathways to a Low-Carbon Economy
ID Code:30472
Uncontrolled Keywords:Brownfield; Hardcore derelict sites; England and Japan comparison

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