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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.
Chapter 5: Tyne and Wear UDC – Turning the uses inside out: Active Deindustrialisation and its Consequences
Tyne and Wear UDC – Turning the uses inside out: Active Deindustrialisation and its Consequences
… it is the distinction of this river that it is man-made. Literally, its tidal flow, no less than its busy banks, its capacious docks, its magnificent piers … are the handiwork of a generation of Tynesiders who have snatched a port from the North Sea and converted what was little better than a ditch into a great river. It is but fact to say that the Tyne of today is so vastly different from the Tyne of our grandfathers that its transformation offers one of the finest examples of applied local effort. (R.W. Johnson, 1925, ...