36th AESOP Annual Congress 2024 Paris, France
“GAME CHANGER? Planning for just and sustainable urban regions”

UGoveRN: Governance and urban regeneration for sustainable communities


  • Federica Scaffidi, Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • Sara Özogul, University of Groningen


  • Nagwa Kady, University of Amsterdam
  • Andre Legarza, University of Amsterdam
  • Luciana Varanda, Mackenzie University / Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • Eleonora Righetto, IUAV

Governance and sustainable urban regeneration are inextricably linked, and a multidisciplinary approach is essential for addressing the complex challenges of revitalizing urban areas while promoting sustainability. Effective governance mechanisms, such as public-private partnerships, community engagement, property market dynamics and transparent regulatory frameworks, are pivotal in guiding and shaping sustainable urban regeneration initiatives. Integrating diverse disciplinary perspectives ensures that these projects address sustainability's social, economic, and environmental dimensions, ultimately creating vibrant and sustainable communities.

This roundtable aims to initiate a discussion about governance and urban regeneration, addressing the current environmental, social and economic crises that cities are experiencing and promoting new scenarios for their transformation.

This roundtable welcomes experiences, case studies and new strategies for future urban spaces and assets, following these three key questions:

  • How can governance promote disruptive urban regeneration?
  • What governance tools should planners develop to create more sustainable communities?
  • Under what conditions and future visions can change take place?

The roundtable welcomes researchers and practitioners with multidisciplinary approaches, using both qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and addressing the following topics:

  • Planning, urban governance and sustainable communities
  • Place-making, community-friendly urban and cultural assets
  • Property markets, social impacts and values
  • Affordable housing, property investments and regeneration

Keywords: Governance, urban regeneration, sustainable communities, assets, social impacts and values.