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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335099641
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 5/1/1992
  • Pages: 113

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 What went wrong? 9
Starting points: arrivals and departures 11
Traffic in towns 13
The retail revolution 16
The privatization of leisure 21
2 Time and space in the modern town 25
Historical determinants 25
Privileging of time over space 26
Time 27
Space 32
Transitional spaces 35
The street 40
Walking and promenading 41
Ribbons and lines rather than circles and squares 44
3 Safety in numbers: towards women-friendly cities 50
Law and order paradigm 50
Town-centre crime 55
Women in Woolwich 57
Women and transport 58
Lighting 61
Children 62
Women in cities: the double bind 64
4 Licensed space 66
Drinking and disorder 68
Which young people? 69
Drinking time 70
All-day opening 70
Pub architecture 71
Changing names 73
The pub repertoire 74
Public transport and locational issues 75
Police attitudes 76
The economics and demographics of drinking in Britain 78
5 The invisible web 80
The voluntary and self-organized tradition 80
Participation: the national picture 82
Participation: a Southend case study 82
Amateur and professional arts 85
Libraries, theatres, galleries and museums 87
Adult education 88
Festivals 90
The politics of identity 91
6 The forms of civic renewal 93
The changing role of local authorities 94
Economic development and tourism 97
The planning debate 100
Contract culture: the growth of 'post-democratic' agencies 101
Civic culture and citizenship 104
Bibliography 108
Index 112
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