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Sustainable communities and English spatial policy

Allan Cochrane

in The Future of Sustainable Cities: Critical Reflections

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426673
eISBN:
9781447305545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426673.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The notion of ‘sustainability’ is increasingly mobilised in public policy discourse, particularly in the taken-for-granted language of contemporary planning. The promise of sustainability brings ... More


The planning, design, and governance of sustainable communities in the UK

Mike Raco

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348159
eISBN:
9781447303329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the Labour government's recent shift towards the building of sustainable communities in England, and assesses the ways in which these new development blueprints define, ... More


Britain’s cities today: a progress report

Anne Power and John Houghton

in Jigsaw cities: Big places, small spaces

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346599
eISBN:
9781447302636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346599.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the origins of the Sustainable Communities Plan within the divided and unequal cities, challenging the sustainability of the plans for ‘boom and abandonment’, particularly the ... More


Sustainable community-building under New Labour

Mike Raco

in Building sustainable communities: Spatial policy and labour mobility in post-war Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347442
eISBN:
9781447301585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347442.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at the form and character of the shift to sustainable community building through an assessment of the relationships between employment, labour-market building, and (sustainable) ... More


Building sustainable communities: Spatial policy and labour mobility in post-war Britain

Mike Raco

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347442
eISBN:
9781447301585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347442.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In 2003 the Labour Government published its ambitious Sustainable Communities Plan. It promised to bring about a ‘step change’ in the English planning system and a new emphasis on the construction of ... More


Britain’s cities of yesterday and tomorrow

Anne Power and John Houghton

in Jigsaw cities: Big places, small spaces

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346599
eISBN:
9781447302636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346599.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter argues for existing neighbourhoods and a closure of the North-South divide as ways of creating a better Sustainable Communities Plan. It notes that in the year after the plan came out, ... More


The Role of Participation in Sustainable Community Development Programmes in the Extractive Industries

Catherine Macdonald

in Extractive Industries: The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817369
eISBN:
9780191858871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817369.003.0028
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A major challenge for almost all activity of the extractive industries is that benefits accrue predominantly at the national level while disruptions are invariably highly localized close to the ... More


New Labour's ‘broken’ neighbourhoods: liveability, disorder, and discipline?

Craig Johnstone and Gordon MacLeod

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348159
eISBN:
9781447303329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter investigates the approach to urban renewal adopted by Great Britain's New Labour government in the early years of the twenty-first century. It highlights the modification of the ... More


A Green New Deal for Housing: affordable sustainable homes and communities for all

Rory Hearne

in Housing Shock: The Irish Housing Crisis and How to Solve It

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447353898
eISBN:
9781447353911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447353898.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter sets out why the connection between housing and the environment urgently needs to be moved centre stage in both the housing and climate debates. It links climate change and housing ... More


Social theory, social policy and sustainable communities

Robert Moore

in Community health and wellbeing: Action research on health inequalities

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348180
eISBN:
9781447301936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348180.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the issues of social policy, sustainable communities, and social theory in relation to the 1998 White Paper Better Health – Better Wales. This White Paper addressed the issues ... More


Conclusion

Simon Evans

in Community and ageing: Maintaining quality of life in housing with care settings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420718
eISBN:
9781447301905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420718.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter examines the theories of community in relation to housing with care settings. It argues that, despite a range of social changes, physical place remains important as a venue for social ... More


Conclusions: Toward Sustainable Communities

Michael E. Kraft and Daniel A. Mazmanian

in Toward Sustainable Communities: Transition and Transformations in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262134927
eISBN:
9780262255523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262134927.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter considers the implications of the preceding discussions and case studies for both theory and practice. It suggests lines of further inquiry to help clarify conceptual thinking and expand ... More


Conceptualising sustainable communities: place-making and labour market-building

Mike Raco

in Building sustainable communities: Spatial policy and labour mobility in post-war Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347442
eISBN:
9781447301585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347442.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at the relationships between labour-market building, place imaginations, citizenship, and mobility. It provides an assessment of the wider significance of these relationships for ... More


Shaping national housing and planning policy

Bob Colenutt

in The Property Lobby: The Hidden Reality behind the Housing Crisis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447340492
eISBN:
9781447350330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340492.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines three examples of how the property lobby has influenced national policy on planning and housing and in doing so has prolonged the housing crisis. The first is the role of ... More


A new vision for UK housing?

Richard Best

in Building on the past: Visions of housing futures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347510
eISBN:
9781447301578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347510.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the sustainable new communities and neighbourhood renewal. It considers the key drivers of change in the British housing system, and identifies the economic, demographic, and ... More


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