This updated edition of British Urban Policy and the Urban Development Corporations provides a comprehensive account of the policies, programmes, and effects of one of the most controversial urban policy programmes ever brought to bear upon British cities. The authors place the policies and practices of the urban development corporations (UDCs) in the wider sociopolitical context of evolving urban policy; present case studies of eight UDCs; and explore the legacies of the UDCs and the evolving framework for urban policy into the millennium.
Chapter 10: New Deal or No Deal for People-Based Regeneration?
New Deal or No Deal for People-Based Regeneration?
This chapter addresses the age old question; does politics change anything? Regeneration for people was not the main priority of the government during the 1980s and was credited with making inequalities in urban areas worse by supporting market-led solutions. Urban Development Corporations epitomised a top down, property driven approach and, to the relief of many, are being wound up, now replaced with new regimes for funding and managing urban development. But does the different political and economic context of the end of the millennium mean that there will now be a more bottom up, more needs based approach to regeneration?
There is no doubt that there is a new climate of ...