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Securing an urban renaissance : crime, community, and British urban policy

Author: Rowland Atkinson; Gesa Helms
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, cop. 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

This collection adds weight to an emerging argument that policies to make cities better are inextricably linked to an attempt to pacify and regulate crime and disorder. It provides discussions from a  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Congressi
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rowland Atkinson; Gesa Helms
ISBN: 9781861348159 1861348150 9781861348142 1861348142
OCLC Number: 878697037
Description: x, 292 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ~ Rowland Atkinson and Gesa Helms; Part I: Theories and concepts: Framing the governance of urban space ~ Kevin Stenson; The planning, design, and governance of sustainable communities in the UK ~ Mike Raco; Is urban regeneration criminogenic? ~ Lynn Hancock; Part II: Policies and agendas: New Labour's 'broken' neighbourhoods: liveability, disorder, and discipline? ~ Craig Johnstone and Gordon MacLeod; Lockdown! Resilience, resurgence, and the stage-set city ~ David Murakami Wood and Jon Coafee; Tackling anti-social behaviour and regenerating neighbourhoods ~ Andrew Millie; 'Problem' people, 'problem' spaces?: New Labour and council estates ~ Charlie Johnston and Gerry Mooney; Part III: Communities in control of (dis)order: Community-police relations: support officers in low-income neighbourhoods ~ Caroline Paskell; New governance of youth disorder: a study of local initiatives ~ John Flint and Hannah Smithson; The night-time economy: exploring tensions between agents of control ~ Gavin JD Smith; Prostitution, gentrification, and the limits of neighbourhood space ~ Phil Hubbard, Rosie Campbell, Maggie O'Neill, Jane Pitcher and Jane Scoular; Urban renaissance and the contested legality of begging in Scotland ~ Joe Hermer and David MacGregor; Conclusion: British urbanism at a crossroads ~ Gesa Helms and Rowland Atkinson.
Responsibility: edited by Rowland Atkinson and Gesa Helms.


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