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A new kind of bleak : journeys through urban Britain

Author: Owen Hatherley
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"What happens when ruination overtakes regeneration? Following on from A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain, Owen Hatherley investigates the fate of British cities in the desolate new world of savage public-sector cuts, when government funds are withdrawn and the Welfare State abdicates. He explores the urban consequences of what Conservatives privately call the progressive nonsense of the Big Society and the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Owen Hatherley
ISBN: 9781844678570 1844678571 9781844679096 1844679098
OCLC Number: 767564453
Description: li, 382 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : will there still be building, in the dark times? --
The Thames gateway : one of the dark places of the earth --
Teeside : infantilized hercules --
Preston : nothing great but man --
Barrow-in-Furness : diving for pearls --
The metropolitan county of the West Midlands : the patchwork explains, the land is unchanged --
Bristol : the tyranny of structurelessness --
Brighton and Hove : on parade --
Croydon : zone 5 strategy --
Plymouth : fables of the reconstruction --
Oxford : Quadrangle and Banlieue --
Leicester : another middle England --
Lincoln : between two cathedrals --
The valleys : I am a pioneer, they cAll me primitive --
Edinburgh : capital (it fails us now) --
Aberdeen : where the money went --
From Govan to Cumbernauld: was the solution worse than the problem? --
Belfast : we are not going away --
The City of London : the beginning is nigh.
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An anatomy of failed-state Britain, by the author of A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain.  Read more...

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Praise for A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain: "This is the real Britain, and Hatherley is the most informed, opinionated and acerbic guide you could wish for." Hugh Pearman, Sunday Times; "A Read more...

 
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