Managing the City: The Aims and Impacts of Urban Policy

Managing the City: The Aims and Impacts of Urban Policy

by B. T. Robson


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Managing the City: The Aims and Impacts of Urban Policy by B. T. Robson

Does the city have a future? This book addresses questions which have gained new importance in light of the continuing erosion of the economic base and the social stability of cities. The recurring riots in inner cities are but the outward manifestation of the profound collapse of the civic societies of our cities. Policy makers in local and central government have tried with varying degrees of urgency to respond to this crisis. Some of this has been an attempt to repair the self-inflicted damage of earlier policy; some has been a response to a radically changed economic context. This book addresses three main issues: What has gone wrong? What successes and failures has policy had? What should be the shape of future urban policy? This book presents much new thinking and research and considers a range of policy areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780389207313
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/1987
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.66(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The Enduring City: A Perspective on Decline Brian Robson 2. Urban Policy: Art not Science? Paul Cheshire 3. Glasgow: Policy for the Post-Industrial City W. F. Lever 4 . High Technology Industry, Regional Development and Defence Manufacturing: A Case Study in the UK Sunbelt Martin Boddy 5. Advanced Telecommunications and Regional Economic Development J. B. Goddard and A. E. Gillespie 6. Housing Reinvestment and Neighbourhood Revitalisation: Economic Perspectives Duncan Maclennan 7. The Social Consequences of Housing Design Alice Coleman 8. Land Prices and Land Availability in Inner City Redevelopment C. D. Adams, A. E. Baum and B. D. MacGregor 9. The Development Plan: Vision or Vacuum? Derek Lyddon 10. Counter-Urbanisation and the Rural Periphery: Some Evidence from North Devon D. J. Grafton and N. Bolton 11. The Policy Framework Brian Robson; List of Contributors; Index

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