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Securing an urban renaissanceCrime, community, and British urban policy$
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Rowland Atkinson and Gesa Helms

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348159

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.001.0001

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The planning, design, and governance of sustainable communities in the UK

The planning, design, and governance of sustainable communities in the UK

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(p.39) Three The planning, design, and governance of sustainable communities in the UK
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Securing an urban renaissance
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Mike Raco

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.003.0003

This chapter examines the Labour government's recent shift towards the building of sustainable communities in England, and assesses the ways in which these new development blueprints define, identify, and tackle questions of security and safety. It analyses the relationships between security policy and urban development in Great Britain and the recent emergence of programmes for building sustainable communities, and explores the links between these new programmes and broader concerns with the security of urban spaces. The chapter argues that through modernised, enhanced processes of governance, new forms of formal and informal policing and mechanisms of social control will help to deliver safe and sustainable neighbourhoods.

Keywords:   sustainable communities, Labour government, England, security policy, urban development, Great Britain, urban spaces, social control, neighbourhoods

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