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Regenerating deprived urban areas: A cross national analysis of area-based initiatives

Rene Peter Hohmann


In the face of continuing challenges of urban decline, an increasing local policy activism in a number of European countries can be observed. The implementation of area-based initiatives (ABIs) for deprived urban areas, such as The ‘New Deal for Communities’ in England and the ‘Social City Programme’ in Germany, are examples of these New Localism(s). ABIs can be seen as test-beds for new forms of urban governance seeking to foster an active participation of residents and the Voluntary Sector. Based upon a comparative research in two cities, Bristol in England and Duisburg in Germany, this book ... More

Keywords: Urban Regeneration, National Urban Policies, urban policy, Area-based Initiatives, Urban Governance, New Localism, New Deal for Communities, Social City Programme

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447310785
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447310785.001.0001


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Rene Peter Hohmann, author

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