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Sustainable London?The future of a global city$
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Rob Imrie and Loretta Lees

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447310594

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447310594.001.0001

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From supermarkets to community building: Tesco PLC, sustainable place-making and urban regeneration

From supermarkets to community building: Tesco PLC, sustainable place-making and urban regeneration

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(p.172) (p.173) Nine From supermarkets to community building: Tesco PLC, sustainable place-making and urban regeneration
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Sustainable London?
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Rob Imrie

Mike Dolton

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447310594.003.0009

This chapter argues that in a context of fiscal austerity and public expenditure cutbacks in the UK, the private sector's role in the development and delivery of sustainable places is likely to be extended. In order to highlight the implications for placemaking, particularly civic engagement, including the organisation and effects of community-based participation, it provides an example of private sector involvement in the shaping of spatial development. The chapter focuses on Tesco PLC and its involvement in the planned regeneration of one part of Bromley-by-Bow, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, an area characterised by high levels of multiple deprivation situated in the footprint of the London 2012 Olympics.

Keywords:   London 2012 Olympics, private sector, Tesco, fiscal austerity, civic engagement

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