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Towns for people : transforming urban life

Author: Ken Worpole
Publisher: Buckingham ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book the author argues that the relationship between people and places, between citizenship and public space, the values of cultural diversity and cosmopolitanism have been lost in preoccupation with land-use planning and "race to the finish" local economic growth.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Worpole, Ken.
Towns for people.
Buckingham ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)645821724
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Worpole
ISBN: 0335099653 9780335099658 0335099645 9780335099641
OCLC Number: 25048211
Performer(s): Written for Comedia and the Gulbenkian Foundation.
Description: vi, 113 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. What went wrong? --
Starting points: arrivals and departures --
Traffic in towns --
The retail revolution --
The privatization of leisure --
2. Time and space in the modern town --
Historical determinants --
Privileging of time over space --
Time --
Space --
Transitional spaces --
The street --
Walking and promenading --
Ribbons and lines rather than circles and squares --
3. Safety in numbers: towards women-friendly cities --
Law and order paradigm --
Town-centre crime --
Women in Woolwich --
Women and transport --
Lighting --
Children --
Women in cities: the double bind --
4. Licensed space --
Drinking and disorder --
Which young people? --
Drinking time --
All-day opening --
Pub architecture --
Changing names --
The pub repertoire --
Public transport and locational issues --
Police attitudes --
The economics and demographics of drinking in Britain --
5. The invisible web --
The voluntary and self-organized tradition --
Participation: the national picture --
Participation: a Southend case study --
Amateur and professional arts --
Libraries, theatres, galleries and museums --
Adult education --
Festivals --
The politics of identity --
6. The forms of civic renewal --
The changing role of local authorities --
Economic development and tourism --
The planning debate --
Contract culture: the growth of 'post-democratic' agencies --
Civic culture and citizenship.
Responsibility: Ken Worpole.

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