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Building sustainable communities: Spatial policy and labour mobility in post-war Britain

Mike Raco


In 2003 the Labour Government published its ambitious Sustainable Communities Plan. It promised to bring about a ‘step change’ in the English planning system and a new emphasis on the construction of more balanced, cohesive, and competitive places. This book uses historical and contemporary materials to document the ways in which policy makers, in different eras, have sought to use state powers and regulations to create better, more balanced, and sustainable communities and citizens. It charts the changes that have taken place in community-building policy frameworks, place imaginations, and co ... More

Keywords: Labour Government, Sustainable Communities Plan, English planning system, policy makers, place imaginations, spatial policy, mobility, fixity, migration, uneven development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781861347442
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347442.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mike Raco, author