After urban regeneration : communities, policy and place /

Focusing on the history and theory of community in urban policy, and including a unique set of case studies that draw on artistic and cultural community work, this book engages with debates on how urban policy has changed and continues to change following the financial crash of 2008.

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors / Creators:O'Brien, Dave, editor.
Matthews, Peter (Of University of Stirling), editor.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL : Policy Press, 2016.
Series:Connected Communities.
Online Access:Click here for full text at Project MUSE
Table of Contents:
  • AFTER URBAN REGENERATION; Contents; Notes on contributors; 1. Introduction; Structure of the book; Part One . After regeneration?; 2. Urban policy and communities; Introduction; Urban policy and communities; Understanding the (re)turn to community; Regeneration without communities or communities without regeneration?; Conclusion; 3. Connecting community to the post-regeneration era; Introduction; Are we in a post-regeneration era?; Where are we now? Urban policy in an age of austerity; The unequal nature of localism.
  • 'Connected Communities' and urban policy: critical voices and best practicesConclusion; 4. When things fall apart; Introduction; The story; Different times; Reflections on theory and practice; Conclusion: praxis and the role of universities; Part Two. Exploring epistemologies; 5. Microsolutions for megaproblems: what works in urban regeneration policy?; Introduction; Basics; Policy typologies, shifts and shocks; Shifts and shocks; 'What happened?'; So, what 'works' in urban regeneration?; Evidence-making, experimentalism and 'what works'
  • 6. The work of art in the age of mechanical co-productionIntroduction; Arts and humanities, co-production and ways of knowing; The project; 'Making Meaning Differently'; Implications for practice; 7. "There is no local here, love"1; Introduction; Methodology and method; Arts-based methods of inquiry and ways of knowing; Storytelling and narrative; The local and (no) local; Implications for policymaking; Conclusions; Part Three, New places for communities; 8. Forging communities: the Caerau and Ely Rediscovering Heritage project and the dynamics of co-production; Introduction.
  • The Caerau and Ely Rediscovering Heritage project and co-productionThe 'Digging Caerau' excavations; The Caerau and Ely Rediscovering Heritage project and the dynamics of evaluation and co-production; Conclusion; 9. Lessons from 'The Vale'
  • the role of hyperlocal media in shaping reputational geographies; Introduction; Urban policy and the role of the citizen in 'The Vale'; The potential of hyperlocal media and citizen journalism; Local media in 'The Vale'; Who is represented in the hyperlocal?; Hyperlocal media and its audience; The limits of digital media.
  • Conclusion: telling it like it is in The Vale10. Contemporary governance discourse and digital media: convergences, prospects and problems for the 'Big Society' agenda ; Introduction; Exploring discursive resonance in digital media and the 'Big Society'; The 'hacking' metaphor: relevance to community and the 'Big Society'; Wester Hailes and the design process; Connecting Communities: prospects and risks for the 'Big Society'; Conclusion; Part Four . New spaces for policy; 11. Localism, neighbourhood planning and community control: the MapLocal pilot; Introduction.