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Inside the City

Allen J. Scott

in Social Economy of the Metropolis: Cognitive-Cultural Capitalism and the Global Resurgence of Cities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549306
eISBN:
9780191701511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on the internal constitution of cities, specifically on their urban policy and cultural capitalism. It starts by defining what should be taken into consideration in this kind of ... More


Urban policy and communities

Stuart Wilks-Heeg

in After Urban Regeneration: Communities, policy and place

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447324157
eISBN:
9781447324171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324157.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The late 1960s witnessed the emergence of geographically-targeted urban policy initiatives designed to address what the then Home Secretary James Callaghan described as the “deadly quagmire of need ... More


Urban Policy

James Lee

in Contemporary Hong Kong Politics: Governance in the Post-1997 Era

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098299
eISBN:
9789882206779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098299.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explains urban policy in Hong Kong. It points out at the very beginning of the chapter that urban policy should not be approached simply as finding technical means for technical problems ... More


Urban Policy

James Lee

in Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139477
eISBN:
9789882208681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139477.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter argues that that urban policy should not be approached simply as finding technical means for technical problems in urban areas. Its general domain has long expanded from physical ... More


The Workings of the Labour Bureaux

Deborah Posel

in The Making of Apartheid 1948–1961: Conflict and Compromise

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273349
eISBN:
9780191684036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273349.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the labour bureaux system and assesses how and why it failed to ‘rationalise’ the urban labour market in line with the prescriptions of the Native Affairs Department (NAD) ... More


Urban policy: addressing wicked problems

Tony Harrison

in What works?: Evidence-based policy and practice in public services

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341914
eISBN:
9781447304265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341914.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Of all the areas discussed, urban policy perhaps faces some of the most formidable problems in identifying what works. Nonetheless, this chapter shows that the rhetoric of evidence figures large in ... More


Economy, equity or empowerment? New Labour, communities and urban policy evaluation

Stuart Wilks-Heeg

in Urban renaissance?: New Labour, community and urban policy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343802
eISBN:
9781447304159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343802.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the relationship between the politics of policy evaluation in the context of the New Labour government's urban policy. It outlines and assesses conventional models of ... More


The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles

Michael Storper, Thomas Kemeny, Naji Makarem, and Taner Osman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804789400
eISBN:
9780804796026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789400.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

In 1970, the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles and San Francisco had almost identical levels of income per resident. In 2010, the San Francisco Bay Area was almost one third richer than Los Angeles, ... More


Securing an urban renaissance: Crime, community, and British urban policy

Rowland Atkinson and Gesa Helms (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348159
eISBN:
9781447303329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book adds weight to an emerging argument which suggests that policies in place to make cities better places are inextricably linked to an attempt to civilise, pacify, and regulate crime and ... More


Community and the changing nature of urban policy

Rob Imrie and Mike Raco

in Urban renaissance?: New Labour, community and urban policy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343802
eISBN:
9781447304159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343802.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This introductory chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to explore and explain the ways in which particular conceptions of community in Great Britain have underpinned urban policy and ... More


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