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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.

Turning the East End into the West End: The Lessons and Legacies of the London Docklands Development Corporation1
Turning the east end into the west end: The lessons and legacies of the London docklands development corporation1

Docklands has come of age as a city in its own right … an equal partner with the West End and the City (Michael Pickard, last Chairman of the LDDC, Docklands News, April 1988)

Transforming the East End into the West End by extending the activities of the City and creating ‘balanced communities’ out of a predominantly working class area had been on the planning and political agenda from the time of the first Docklands plans in 1972 (Travers Morgan, 1972). By the end of the LDDC's (London Docklands ...

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