The paper describes the current basic conditions, strategies and instruments of urban regen-eration in both Germany and the United Kingdom and analyses the differences in the urban regeneration process. Furthermore it exemplifies the trends and expectations to establish pub-lic private regeneration projects in both countries by addressing the questions: how renewal and partnership activities affect the economy and whether their strategies promote sustainable urban regeneration in cities in the long term. What is the role of community organisations in urban regeneration? In connection with these questions, the article specifies the assets and drawbacks for the im-plementation of partnerships for urban revitalisation.