Throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, policy for inner city regeneration underwent a transformation from a reliance on central and local government activity and the use of public funds, to a much heavier dependence on private sector activities and private investment. In The Enterprise Culture and the Inner City, the authors offer a vigorous and critical investigation of government policy and, in response to the result of the 1992 general election and the implications of the Olympia and York Canary Wharf project, present a credible prediction for the future (or lack of future) of the inner city.
`a fascinating and highly readable account of the development of urban policy over the last 20 years ... will appeal to students of public policy and urban studies as well as to practitioners in central and local government and organisations involved in inner city initiatives.' - Local Government Studies
`... is a captivating and timely book which is well written and will be essential reading for students and lecturers of urban policy and planning, professionals and for central and local government administrators.' - Town & Country Planning