Purpose: To investigate the performance of urban regeneration in order to uncover strategies that can be adapted and applied to solicit further investment in the inner city

Design/Methodology/Approach: A combination of action research and archival research. Action research involving participants with the interview data carrying more weight. The study themes were collapsed into NVivo nodes and paralleled to identify resemblances and differences to realign research to critically bring out plausible strategic investment views on urban regeneration

Findings: The paperrecommends that the best strategy towards progressive urban regeneration is for developers to work with government and the communities that live within Inner Cities so as to avoid reoccurrence of urban decay.

Value of paper: Finding a suitable investment strategy that is attractive to investors gives them an incentive to participate in urban regeneration further.