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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 in Sheffield: Regeneration, Partnerships and People
Urban policy in sheffield: regeneration, partnerships and people
GordonDabinett
PeterRamsden

The early 1980s recession tore through the fabric of the Lower Don Valley like a whirlwind, destroying jobs, factories and Sheffield's sense of pride in the achievements and traditions of its industrial heartland. (Martin Liddament, previously Corporate Affairs Manager for the Sheffield Development Corporation, in Hey et al., 1997, p. 99)

The successful regeneration of the area has brought with it a new spirit of partnership in the City and a new confidence in the future. Both the Valley and the City are now much stronger and more able to attract the employment that is so necessary to generate wealth required to improve the quality of life of its citizens. (Sir ...

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