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Spatial Fixity and Revanchist Renewal in Post-Industrial Cultural Cities in the Cultural Heartlands
The investment strategies of post-industrial cities are viewed within a critical Marxist framework. Drawing on the notion of the ‘spatial fix’ as a temporary solution to the crisis of capitalist accumulation and especially ...
Transatlantic Policy Exchanges
This chapter explores the ecology of transatlantic commonalities in regeneration programmes through a series of 3 case studies: Baltimore; New York; and Detroit. Through these, the chapter considers: the growing power of ...
Social and Community Issues
The link between waged employment and social welfare is now well accepted and as a result issues of social and community welfare are embedded in discussions about employment and income. The emphasis in this chapter, however, ...
Major Themes: Physical and Environmental Aspects
The physical appearance and environmental quality of cities and neighbourhoods are highly potent symbols of their prosperity and of the quality of life and conﬁdence of their enterprises and citizens. Run-down housing ...
Characterizing and evaluating rival discourses of the ‘sustainable city’: Towards a politics of pragmatic adversarialism
For many, shifting economic and social contexts have created the conditions for a radical reappraisal of the orthodox image of the ‘sustainable city’. However, in assessing such potentialities, there is insufficient knowledge ...
Creative Splintering and the Rise of Municipal Creative Economies
Drawing on Leicester as a second tier creative city in the UK, the chapter examines creative economies expressed through accounts of precarity, inequity, and polarisation. In the literature, these are presented as the ...
Urban Regional Regeneration
Urban regional regeneration is a difficult term to examine in isolation, given that it has never been subject to a formal and universal definition, is deeply intertwined with political thinking and state politics, and has ...