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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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Lockdown! Resilience, resurgence, and the stage-set city

Lockdown! Resilience, resurgence, and the stage-set city

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Securing an urban renaissance

David Murakami Wood

Jon Coaffee

Katy Blareau

Anna Leech

James McAllister Jones

Jonathan Parsons

Policy Press

This chapter examines the so-called Gateshead ‘lockdown’ in England. It traces the background of this event through three linked and increasingly intertwined contextual threads: disaster preparedness, urban management through territorial defence, and surveillance. The chapter argues that urban policy is increasingly involved in staging the city in a way which privileges particular groups of users, and discusses the link between ideas of renaissance and neoliberal urbanism.

Keywords:   Gateshead lockdown, England, disaster preparedness, urban management, territorial defence, surveillance, urban policy, urban renaissance, neoliberal urbanism

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