IntroductionCities play a significant role in driving economic success and competitiveness. Large cities bring together all the various elements that are needed to support industry, services, retail, research, and cultural and social life.
The solution to many of the issues facing our generation - things such as finding enough sustainable homes for a growing population or dealing with rebuilding our industries to compete in a global economy - are likely to be found in properly developed modern cities.
Here in Belfast, we have emerged from a long period of decline and deindustrialisation. Over the past decade we have had record levels of investment and growth.
Below is a range of regeneration projects and key city developments in Belfast.
Physical regeneration projectsTitanic Quarter
Titanic Quarter is one of Europe's largest waterfront regeneration developments, at a cost of £7bn.
Take a look at our plans to turn a former waste dump, at Belfast's North Foreshore, into a landmark park for the city.
Lagan Corridor Project
This project aims to rejuvenate the River Lagan. Over the next few years around 17 kilometres of the Lagan Navigation, from Belfast to Lisburn, will be reopened.
Regeneration projects in communitiesRenewing the Routes
Our Renewing the Routes Initiative aims to tackle problems of economic, social, physical and environmental decline of the main roads in Belfast.
Public art projects
Find out about our other public art projects in Belfast including Brighter Belfast and Art for Arterial Routes.
Re-Imaging Communities Project
Our Re-Imaging Communities Project aims to transform communities by improving their environment and reflect the positive changes in Belfast.
Planning and developmentBelfast Metropolitan Area Plan
This ten year development plan (2005 - 15) aims to provide a planning framework which facilitates growth and development while protecting and enhancing the natural and man-made environments.
Belfast: State of the City
This initiative was set up by us to find better ways for organisations to work together on the development and regeneration problems facing the city.