To date, examples of successful mixed use development solutions in core
urban areas are limited. Although the reasons for this are both complex
and varied, it is significant that most mixed use developments usually
involve some form of partnership between a community, the private sector
and local government, each with different capabilities, interests and
expectations. The situation is further complicated in that stakeholders
must agree to reach an appropriate compromise over the broad city-wide
economic and financial consequences of both the commercial and the
social aspect of the development.
This Fact Sheet aims to promote good practice in mixed use development
through case study examples that have been tried and tested in a variety of
Participatory Approach to Core Area Development. A Guide to Good Practice. Fact Sheet 7: Understanding the Mechanisms.