Local Benevolent Property Development Entrepreneurs in Small Town Regeneration

Land Use Policy, 108, 105546,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105546

The University of Auckland Business School Research Paper Series

Posted: 28 Mar 2022

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Deborah Levy

University of Auckland Business School

Raewyn Lesley Hills

University of Auckland Business School

Harvey C. Perkins

University of Auckland

Michael Mackay

Lincoln University (NZ)

Malcolm Campbell

University of Canterbury

Karen Johnston

Karen Johnston Strategic & Project Planning

Date Written: 2021

Abstract

Derived from a wider study of place-based economic, social, cultural and environmental regeneration initiatives in small regional New Zealand towns, and reflecting on international research that emphasises the importance of long-term collaborative effort, effective governance and locally-based leadership in regional regeneration, this paper examines the ways locally-based benevolent property development entrepreneurs are attempting to contribute to their regional town-centres. The experience of towns in mid and South Canterbury in the South Island of New Zealand, where national and global commercial property developers are reluctant to invest, are used as case studies. We discuss how property-led town-centre regeneration in small regional towns in New Zealand such as these may best be characterised. This work is then used to outline a policy agenda that would help local government and allied stakeholders to engage more effectively and cooperatively with local property developers. This work has relevance for an international audience interested in the town-centre regeneration challenges faced by the residents and local governments of small regional towns in neo-liberal polities. Full paper available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105546

Keywords: Small town regeneration, Benevolent property development entrepreneurs, Local government planning, Regeneration policy, New Zealand

Suggested Citation

Levy, Deborah and Hills, Raewyn Lesley and Perkins, Harvey C. and Mackay, Michael and Campbell, Malcolm and Johnston, Karen, Local Benevolent Property Development Entrepreneurs in Small Town Regeneration (2021). Land Use Policy, 108, 105546,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105546, The University of Auckland Business School Research Paper Series, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4068479

Deborah Levy (Contact Author)

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Raewyn Lesley Hills

University of Auckland Business School ( email )

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Harvey C. Perkins

University of Auckland ( email )

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Michael Mackay

Lincoln University (NZ)

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Malcolm Campbell

University of Canterbury ( email )

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New Zealand

Karen Johnston

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