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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.

Urban Policy, Modernisation, and the Regeneration of Cardiff Bay
Urban policy, modernisation, and the regeneration of Cardiff Bay
HuwThomas
RobImrie
Introduction

From April 1st 1987, Cardiff Bay Development Corporation (CBDC) was charged with the task of establishing ‘Cardiff internationally as a superlative maritime city, which will stand comparison with any similar city in the world, enhancing the image and economic well-being of Cardiff and of Wales as a whole’ (CBDC, 1988, p. 2). It will remain operational until April 1st 2000, two years later than the last of the English UDCs. CBDC always had ambitions beyond the physical regeneration of Cardiff Bay, which embraced the generation of new spaces of production and consumption which would mark Cardiff as a nationally and internationally competitive city. In this sense, regeneration strategies ...

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