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Anne Power

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346599

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346599.001.0001

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Cities bounce back – piecing communities together again

Cities bounce back – piecing communities together again

Chapter:
(p.79) Five Cities bounce back – piecing communities together again
Source:
Jigsaw cities
Author(s):

Anne Power

John Houghton

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346599.003.0005

This chapter uncovers the roots of urban recovery in the return to ‘small is beautiful’ and inner-city renewal. It explains that the shift to renovation demonstrated that renewal could be cost-effective and quick with nothing like the disruption and damage caused by demolition. It notes that renovation was immensely popular with tenants and low-income owners, particularly from minority ethnic groups who were still often excluded from council housing. It adds that the birth of ‘neighbourhood renewal’ through property renovation led to the rebirth of the inner city, attracting back more prosperous households, as well as holding onto existing communities, and generating new services, jobs, and investment. It explains that gentrification – the displacement of lower-income residents by higher-income newcomers – put pressure on existing communities, but far less than the brutal exclusions of wholesale clearance.

Keywords:   urban recovery, inner-city renewal, renovation, communities, demolition, low-income owners, minority ethnic groups, council housing, neighbourhood renewal, gentrification

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