Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781861348159 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781861348142 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only

Securing an Urban Renaissance

Crime, Community, and British Urban Policy

Edited by Rowland Atkinson and Gesa Helms

Securing an Urban Renaissance
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Edited by Rowland Atkinson and Gesa Helms

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

304 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 | © 2007
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781861348159 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781861348142 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only
This collection adds weight to an emerging argument that suggests that policies in place to make cities better places are inextricably linked to an attempt to civilize, pacify and regulate crime and disorder in urban areas, contributing to a vision of an urban renaissance which is perhaps as much about control as it is about the broader physical and social renewal of our towns and cities. The book has three key themes: the theories, strategies and assumptions underpinning the securing of 'Urban Renaissance'; the agendas of current urban policy in the field of crime control; and, thirdly, the role of communities within these agendas. The book provides focused discussions and engagement with these issues from a range of scholars who examine policy connections that can be traced between social, urban and crime policy and the wider processes of regeneration in British towns and cities. The book also seeks to develop our understanding of policies, theories and practices surrounding contemporary British urban policy where a move from concerns with 'urban renaissance' to those of sustainable communities clearly intersect with issues of community security, policing and disorder. Providing a rare disciplinary crossover between urban studies, criminology and community studies, "Securing an Urban Renaissance" will be essential reading for academics and students in criminology, social policy and human geography concerned with the future of British cities and the political debates shaping the regulation of conduct, crime and disorder in these spaces.
List of tables and figures
Notes on contributors

1. Introduction
      Rowland Atkinson and Gesa Helms
Part I: Theories and concepts
2. Framing the governance of urban space
      Kevin Stenson
3. The planning, design, and governance of sustainable communities in the UK
      Mike Raco
4. Is urban regeneration criminogenic?
      Lynn Hancock
Part II: Policies and agendas
5. New Labour’s ‘broken’ neighourhoods: liveability, disorder, and discipline?
      Craig Johnstone and Gordon MacLeod
6. Lockdown! Resilience, resurgence, and the stage-set city
      David Murakami Wood and Jon Coaffee with Katy Blareau, Anna Leach,
      James McAllister Jones, and Jonathan Parsons
7. Tackling anti-social behavior and regenerating neighbourhoods
      Andrew Millie
8. ‘Problem’ people, ‘problem’ places? New Labour and council estates
      Charlie Johnston and Gerry Mooney
Part III: Communities in control of (dis)order
9. Community–police relations: support officers in low-income neighbourhoods
      Caroline Paskell
10. New governance of youth disorder: a study of local initiatives
      John Flint and Hannah Smithson
11. The night-time economy: exploring tensions between agents of control
      Gavin J. D. Smith
12. Prostitution, gentrification, and the limits of neighbourhood space
      Phil Hubbard, Rosie Campbell, Maggie O’Neill, Jane Pitcher,
      and Jane Scoular
13. Urban renaissance and the contested legality of begging in Scotland
      Joe Hermer and David MacGregor
14. Conclusion: British urbanism at a crossroads
      Gesa Helms and Rowland Atkinson

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