Title first published in 2003. Much has been written about the problems minorities encounter in Western European and North American cities. This insightful volume acknowledges the deep-rooted nature of inequalities and discrimination, but seeks ways of ameliorating and eradicating them from positive stories of minority involvement in regeneration.
'Knights and Castles is an important contribution to the regeneration literature, not least because it draws attention to efforts that have been made to render regeneration a more inclusive process. As such the book will serve as an encouragement to others looking to pluralise urban renewal.' Gavin Parker, University of Reading, UK '…an interesting historical and intensively descriptive insight into the roles played by minority groups in a series of urban regeneration projects across Europe and in the UK and the US. The various case studies will help readers, especially undergraduate and postgraduate students.' Urban Studies 'With this collection an intellignet effort has been made to achieve coherence…there are eight chapters, focused on particular illustrative material, offering a rich array of insights into urban renewal experiences and implications, as well as on matters such as the varying nature of racialisation across contexts…every chapter offers something interesting…the editors are to be commended for having pulled things together as well as they have.' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Contents: Regeneration, minorities and networks, Huw Thomas; Minorities, local communities, participation and regeneration processes in inner urban areas, Elise Henu; The 'Citadel of Exclusion': regeneration processes in the area of Santa Maria della PietÃ in Rome, Silvia Macchi; Urban transition and immigrant entrepreneurship: processes of creation of openings for immigrant businesses in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Robert Kloosterman and Joanne van der Leun; Historic preservation in New Orleans' French quarter: tolerance and unresolved racial tensions, John Foley and Mickey Lauria; In the shadow of Saint Benedict: leadership, urban policies and ethnic involvement in a city in transition, Francesco Lo Piccolo; On our terms: ethnic minorities and neighbourhood development in two Swedish housing districts, Abdul Khakee and BjÃ¶rn Kullander; Ethnic minority communities and urban renewal in Nottingham, Richard Silburn; Minorities and successful stories, Paola Somma; Concluding notes, Francesco Lo Piccolo and Huw Thomas; Index.
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