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After Urban Regeneration: Communities, Policy and Place (Paperback)
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.
About the Author
Dave O’Brien is a senior lecturer in cultural policy at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Peter Matthews is a lecturer in social policy at the University of Stirling.
“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.”
— Oli Mould, Royal Holloway, 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.”
— Rob Imrie, Goldsmiths, University of London
“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.”
— Andrew Tallon, University of the West of England
“A genuinely fresh, and admirably provocative, attempt to reshape the way we seek to understand the evolving urban policy agenda.”
— Housing Studies
“An accessible piece of literature that will add to the knowledge of many academics in this field.”
— Town Planning Review