Definition of redevelopment in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action or process of developing something again or differently.

    ‘the redevelopment of the university website’
    count noun ‘the company will phase in redevelopments at the hospital’
    • ‘Major redevelopments of key I.T. applications had begun which would ensure a more customer-focused approach.’
    • ‘The new metro stop forms part of a wider extension and redevelopment of the city's metro system.’
    • ‘The Art Gallery's nineteenth-century interiors, splendidly restored in the 1980s with public money, have been spoilt by the gallery's recent redevelopment.’
    • ‘The redevelopment of the State Library is no less critical given the current revolution in information systems.’
    • ‘Computer and communications technologies have occasioned the massive redevelopment of physical, social and cultural spaces and made them unrecognizable to us.’
    • ‘There are policy groups who recommend reinvesting the money spent on prisons to community redevelopment.’
    • ‘Much vineyard redevelopment is done for reasons of disease infestation and disease control.’
    • ‘Restoration of the seventeenth-century grade II building is complete following sensitive redevelopment which began early this decade.’
    • ‘An international specialist in museum surveys will focus on the redevelopment of key displays.’
    • ‘A spokesman for the Prison Service said the en suite cells were "the way forward" and would be copied in other prison redevelopments.’
    1. 1.1 Construction of new buildings in an urban area, typically after demolishing the existing buildings.
      ‘the town is undergoing significant redevelopment’
      • ‘The project involved mixed-use redevelopment of an old industrial neighborhood to link the urban core to the Willamette River.’
      • ‘Political emphasis lay on the redevelopment of the city's historic centre, which had been demolished during the war.’
      • ‘Housing chiefs have earmarked five locations where existing property could be demolished for redevelopments to house residents displaced by the regeneration project.’
      • ‘The Central Library restoration has been recognized for playing a pivotal role in the redevelopment of downtown Kansas City.’
      • ‘Their next project was the redevelopment of a large tract in Honolulu.’
      • ‘The cranes on the skyline, together with massive dockside redevelopments, tell an encouraging story.’
      • ‘Including the investment in related infrastructure, the Quartier International is the largest redevelopment project in Canada.’
      • ‘They produced a masterplan for the phased redevelopment of the whole site.’
      • ‘This phase involves the redevelopment of many sections into residential areas.’
      • ‘In 1991 a new federal building was constructed in Asheville, making the arcade available for redevelopment.’