After urban regeneration: Communities, policy and place (Connected Communities)

After urban regeneration: Communities, policy and place (Connected Communities)

By: Peter Matthews (editor), Dave O'Brien (editor)Paperback

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After Urban Regeneration is a comprehensive study of contemporary trends in urban policy and planning. Focusing on the history and theory of community in urban policy, and including a unique set of case studies, the book will appeal to scholars and students in geography, urban studies, planning, sociology, law and art as well as policy makers and community workers.

About Author

Dr. Dave O'Brien is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Policy, at ICCE, Goldsmiths College, University of London. His most recent book is Cultural Policy, published by Routledge. He hosts the New Books In Critical Theory podcast. Dr. Peter Matthews is Lecturer in Social Policy at SASS, University of Stirling. He publishes widely in urban studies, planning, social policy and housing.


Introduction ~ Peter Matthews and Dave O'Brien; Section 1: After regeneration?; Urban Policy and Communities ~ Stuart Wilks-Heeg; Connecting community to the post-regeneration era ~ Peter Matthews and Dave O'Brien; When things fall apart ~ Sue Cohen and Morag McDermont; Section 2: Exploring Epistemologies; Microsolutions for Megaproblems: What works in urban regeneration policy? ~ Max Nathan; The work of art in the age of mechanical co-production. Steve Pool and Kate Pahl; There is no local here, love ~ Rebecca Bernstein, Antonia Layard, Martin Maudsley and Hilary Ramsden; Section 3: New places for communities; Forging Communities: the CAER Heritage Project and the dynamics of co-production ~ Clyde Ancarno, Oliver Davis and David Wyatt; Lessons from `The Vale' - the role of hyperlocal media in shaping reputational geographies ~ David Harte; Contemporary Governance Discourse and Digital Media: Convergences, Prospects & Problems for the `Big Society' Agenda ~ Chris Speed, Amadu Wurie Khan, Sharon Baurley and Martin Phillips; Section 4: new spaces for policy; Localism, neighbourhood planning and community control: the MapLocal pilot ~ Phil Jones, Antonia Layard, Colin Lorne, Chris Speed; Translation across borders: Exploring the use, relevance and impact of academic research in the policy process ~ Steve Connelly, Dave Vanderhoven, Catherine Durose, Liz Richardson and Peter Matthews; Conclusion ~ Dave O'Brien and Peter Matthews.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781447324164
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781447324164
  • ISBN10: 1447324161

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