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Visions of ‘urban renaissance’: the Urban Task Force report and the Urban White Paper

Loretta Lees

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/9781861343802.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the discursive contexts within which urban policy is being developed in Great Britain. It describes the British vision of urban renaissance in the context of the government's ... 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


Living in the urban renaissance? Opportunity and challenge for 21st-century Glasgow

Mark Livingston and Julie Clark

in Transforming Glasgow: Beyond the Post-Industrial City

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447349778
eISBN:
9781447349792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349778.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores the rebirth of post-industrial Glasgow as a desirable urban centre, which has undergone a radical change in reputation and profile within a relatively short period. Successful ... More


Introduction

Katy Layton-Jones

in Beyond the Metropolis: The changing image of urban Britain, 1780-1880

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099694
eISBN:
9781526104038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099694.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The introduction provides a concise account of provincial urbanisation between 1780 and 1880 and outlines the weaknesses of received historical wisdom that relies on categorising eighteenth and ... More


Introduction

Rowland Atkinson and Gesa Helms

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/9781861348159.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the role of crime, community, and urban policy in urban renaissance in Great Britain. The book discusses the theoretical ... More


Anonymity, Visibility, and Values

R. A. Houston

in Social Change in the Age of Enlightenment: Edinburgh 1660–1760

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204381
eISBN:
9780191676222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204381.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses anonymity, visibility, and urban living in Edinburgh. It shows that the city allowed many ways of life to coexist, and that it was experiencing some aspects of what is known as ... More


City matters: Competitiveness, cohesion and urban governance

Martin Boddy and Michael Parkinson (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344458
eISBN:
9781447301868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book provides a review of the findings of the largest-ever programme of cities research in the UK, the Economic and Social Research Council's ‘Cities: Competitiveness and Cohesion programme’. ... More


Managing space better: the problem of shrinking cities and economies

Josef W. Konvitz

in Cities and Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992903
eISBN:
9781526103970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992903.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Some cities and regions have untapped resources which should lift their growth and enhance their attractiveness. Detroit and Greece however are examples of places where the process of decline itself ... More


Baskerville’s Birmingham: Printing and the English Urban Renaissance

John Hinks

in John Baskerville: Art and Industry of the Englightenment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940643
eISBN:
9781786945143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940643.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

Using Peter Borsay's idea of an English Urban Renaissance, alongside other ideas including the Industrial Revolution and the Enlightenment, this chapter discusses the context within which Baskerville ... More


New Labour, community and the future of Britain's urban renaissance

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/9781861343802.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the status and meaning of the term community in the context of New Labour's urban policy in Great Britain. It discusses the government's launch of a series of reform to ... More


Conclusion: British urbanism at a crossroads

Gesa Helms and Rowland Atkinson

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/9781861348159.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the role of crime, community, and urban policy in urban renaissance in Great Britain. It suggests that while urban regeneration, ... More


Community cohesion in Bradford: neoliberal integrationism

Jon Burnett

in Community cohesion in crisis?: New dimensions of diversity and difference

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420244
eISBN:
9781447301912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420244.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter considers an argument which states that the community-cohesion agenda represents a neoliberal governance programme of integrationism. It is in this programme that particular norms and ... More


Lockdown! Resilience, resurgence, and the stage-set city

David Murakami Wood, Jon Coaffee, Katy Blareau, Anna Leech, James McAllister Jones, and Jonathan Parsons

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/9781861348159.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the so-called Gateshead ‘lockdown’ in England. It traces the background of this event through three linked and increasingly intertwined contextual threads: disaster ... More


‘Problem’ people, ‘problem’ places? New Labour and council estates

Charlie Johnston and Gerry Mooney

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/9781861348159.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on the construction and representation of council estates as problem places in Great Britain. It describes the preoccupation of the urban-renewal agenda with social-housing ... More


Urban renaissance and the contested legality of begging in Scotland

Joe Hermer and David MacGregor

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/9781861348159.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter analyses the campaign to re-criminalise begging by City of Edinburgh officials in the late 1990s and the response of the then Scottish Office. It examines how anti-begging ordinances ... More


Conclusion: Detroit and the future of the city

Brian Doucet

in Why Detroit Matters: Decline, Renewal and Hope in a Divided City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327868
eISBN:
9781447327882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327868.003.0028
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In this concluding chapter, the main strands of through within the book are brought together. The main narrative of Detroit as a symbol of urban failure is briefly discussed before shifting to a ... More


The Imperial City and the Solidifying of the Plantation System

Paul Musselwhite

in Urban Dreams, Rural Commonwealth: The Rise of Plantation Society in the Chesapeake

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226585284
eISBN:
9780226585314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226585314.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter analyzes the decisions made between 1691 and 1710 to relocate both colonies’ capitals to the new cities of Annapolis and Williamsburg, revealing that these moves restructured relations ... More


Subversions of Ethnicity in Yokomitsu Riichi’s Neo-Sensationist Writings

Arthur M. Mitchell

in Disruptions of Daily Life: Japanese Literary Modernism in the World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752919
eISBN:
9781501752933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752919.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter examines Yokomitsu Riichi's urban fiction, as well as his modernist treatise, in the context of the rhetoric of urban renewal that emerged in the wake of the Great Kantō Earthquake. The ... More


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