This book, first published in 1987, addresses questions which have gained new importance in the light of the continuing erosion of the economic base and 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. This book addresses three main issues: What has gone wrong? What successes and failures have changes in policy had? And what should be the shape of future urban policy? This book will be interest to students of sociology, urban studies and human geography.
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
Reissuing works originally published between 1968 and 1997, this 24 volume set offers a selection of scholarship on urban studies. Topics include urban policy, urban economics, and identity and poverty in urban communities. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology and urban studies.