Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447324164 Published January 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447324157 Published January 2016 For sale in North and South America only

After Urban Regeneration

Communities, Policy and Place

Edited by Dave O'Brien and Peter Matthews

After Urban Regeneration

Edited by Dave O'Brien and Peter Matthews

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

208 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447324164 Published January 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447324157 Published January 2016 For sale in North and South America only
This book presents a comprehensive study of contemporary trends in urban policy and planning, bringing leading scholars together to focus on gentrification and its aftermath, with a special emphasis on the history and theory of community. Taking into account the changes to urban policy that followed the financial crisis of 2008, the contributors make a powerful case that the state must continue to play a major role in the maintenance of urban community—that culture and society cannot bear the burden on their own. Based on research from the Connected Communities Programme, the book will be a valuable resource for those working in geography, urban studies, planning, sociology, law, and art, as well as policy makers and community activists.
Contents
Introduction ~ Peter Matthews and Dave O’Brien
Section 1: After regeneration?
Urban Policy and Communities ~ Stuart Wilks-Heeg
Connecting community to the post-regeneration era ~ Peter Matthews and Dave O’Brien
When things fall apart ~ Sue Cohen and Morag McDermont
Section 2: Exploring Epistemologies
Microsolutions for Megaproblems: What works in urban regeneration policy? ~ Max Nathan
The work of art in the age of mechanical co-production. Steve Pool and Kate Pahl
There is no local here, love ~ Rebecca Bernstein, Antonia Layard, Martin Maudsley and Hilary Ramsden
Section 3: New places for communities
Forging Communities: the CAER Heritage Project and the dynamics of co-production ~ Clyde Ancarno, Oliver Davis and David Wyatt
Lessons from ‘The Vale’ – the role of hyperlocal media in shaping reputational geographies ~ David Harte
Contemporary Governance Discourse and Digital Media: Convergences, Prospects &
Problems for the ‘Big Society’
Agenda ~ Chris Speed, Amadu Wurie Khan, Sharon Baurley and Martin Phillips
Section 4: new spaces for policy
Localism, neighbourhood planning and community control: the MapLocal pilot ~ Phil Jones, Antonia Layard, Colin Lorne, Chris Speed
Translation across borders: Exploring the use, relevance and impact of academic research in the policy process ~ Steve Connelly, Dave Vanderhoven, Catherine Durose, Liz Richardson and Peter Matthews
Conclusion ~ Dave O’Brien and Peter Matthews
Review Quotes
Oli Mould, Royal Holloway, University of London | Times Higher Education
“In a gentrifying urban world, rhetoric can often run ahead of evidence. This book skillfully redresses this balance by compiling empirical outcomes of a number of fascinating and detailed projects under the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities project. The editors weave a compelling empirically focused, but theoretically informed, narrative that exposes the harsh realities of a post-regeneration urban landscape.”
Housing Studies
“A genuinely fresh, and admirably provocative, attempt to reshape the way we seek to understand the evolving urban policy agenda.”
Town Planning Review
“An accessible piece of literature that will add to the knowledge of many academics in this field.”
Rob Imrie, Goldsmiths, University of London
After Urban Regeneration is an excellent book and it is very well crafted and organized. The chapters are critical in tone and characterized by incisive critiques of community and urban policy and practice. There is nothing like this on the market that examines the impact of localism on communities, and the diverse ways in which community groups are cultivating new knowledges and practices of self government.”
Andrew Tallon, University of the West of England
“This important contribution to the urban policy and regeneration literature is the first major text to critically examine urban policy in the United Kingdom since 2008 and proposes that we have entered a period of ‘post-regeneration’ in the United Kingdom. This contribution will be of use to academics, policy makers, and communities alike.”
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