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Regenerating London

Governance, Sustainability and Community in a Global City, 1st Edition

Edited by Rob Imrie, Loretta Lees, Mike Raco


368 pages

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Regenerating London explores latest thinking on urban regeneration in one of the fastest changing world cities. Engaging with social, economic, and political structures of cities, it highlights paradoxes and contradictions in urban policy and offers an evaluation of the contemporary forms of urban redevelopment.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The dimensions of urban change in London 1. London’s regeneration Rob Imrie, Loretta Lees and Mike Raco 2. Planning London: a conversation with Peter Hall, the Editors 3. Regenerating a global city Tim Butler and Chris Hamnett 4. Governing London: the evolving institutional and planning landscape Mark Tewdwr-Jones Part 2: Prestige projects and the sustainable city 5. Figuring city change: understanding urban regeneration and Britain’s Thames Gateway Michael Keith 6. ‘An exemplar for a sustainable world city’: the redevelopment of King’s Cross Rob Imrie 7. Local government and the politics of flagship regeneration in London: The Development of Paddington Mike Raco and Steven Henderson 8. The 2012 Olympics Games and the reshaping of East London Gavin Poynter Part 3: Sustainability, inclusion and social mixing 9. The rebirth of high-rise living in London: towards a sustainable, inclusive and liveable urban form Richard Baxter and Loretta Lees 10. London’s Blue Ribbon Network: riverside renaissance along the Thames Mark Davidson 11. The promotion of London as a ‘walkable city’ and overlapping walks of life Jennie Middleton 12. Social housing and regeneration in London Paul Watt Part 4: Community governance and urban change 13. Regenerating the South Bank: reworking community and the emergence of post-political regeneration Guy Baeten 14. The disputed place of ethnic diversity: an ethnography of the redevelopment of a street market in East London Nick Dines 15. From a ‘society of fear’ to a ‘society of respect’: the transformation of Hackney’s Holly Street estate Tony Manzi and Keith Jacobs 16. Young people and the regeneration of the King’s Cross Ten Estates Nina Brown and Loretta Lees Part 5: Conclusions 17. London - regeneration or rebirth? Allan Cochrane

About the Editors

Rob Imrie, Loretta Lees and Mike Raco are members of the Cities Group in the Department of Geography, King’s College London.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning