A big city for a small country: Community housing and flourishing neighbourhoods in Birmingham

A big city for a small country: Community housing and flourishing neighbourhoods in Birmingham

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Overview

Through a close look at major British cities, using Birmingham as a case study, the book explores the origins of Britain's acute urban decline and sprawling exodus; the reasons why 'one size doesn't fit all' in cities of the future and the potential for smart growth, mixed communities and sustainable cities. Based on live examples and hands-on experience, this extremely accessible book offers a unique 'insider' perspective on policy making and practical impacts. It will attract policymakers in cities and government as well as students, regeneration bodies, community organisations and environmental specialists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861346582
Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date: 07/30/2007
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Anne Power, CASE, London School of Economics and Political Science and John Houghton, CASE, LSE

Table of Contents

List of tables, figures and photographs
Preface

1. Introducing Jigsaw cities
Part 1: How did we get here?
2. Jigsaws and Lego sets
3. Breaking up the jigsaw
4. Building the New Jerusalem—vision and reality
5. Cities bounce back—piecing communities together again
Part 2: Where are we now?
6. Britain's cities today: a progress report
7. Britain's cities of yesterday and tomorrow
Part 3: Where do we go from here?
8. Smart cities work
9. Future cities: piecing the jigsaw together

Afterword: the urban jungle or urban jigsaw?
Notes and references
Bibliography
Index

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