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Exploring the production of urban spaceDifferential space in three post-industrial cities$
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Michael Edema Leary-Owhin

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447305743

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447305743.001.0001

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Manchester: Producing urban public space and city transformation

Manchester: Producing urban public space and city transformation

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(p.225) Seven Manchester: Producing urban public space and city transformation
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Exploring the production of urban space
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Michael Edema Leary-Owhin

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447305743.003.0007

This chapter takes a fresh look, through a Lefebvrian spatial lens, at the intervention in Castlefield of the Central Manchester Development Corporation (CMDC). The chapter reveals for the first time the struggle within government to establish the urban development corporations based as they were on a radical, neoliberal infused reading of urban problems and appropriate governance structures. Intertextuality emerges as a key concept for understanding how official representations of space were influenced by the decade long spatial struggles of the historic preservation societies described in the preceding chapter. Official conceptualisations of public space are exposed as vital for the strategic plans of CMDC, particularly the creation of new bridges and civic public spaces.

Keywords:   Lefebvrian spatial lens, Central Manchester Development Corporation, CMDC, urban development corporations, neoliberal urban problems, historic preservation societies, strategic plans

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