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Securing an urban renaissance: Crime, community, and British urban policy

Rowland Atkinson and Gesa Helms


This book adds weight to an emerging argument which suggests that policies in place to make cities better places are inextricably linked to an attempt to civilise, pacify, and regulate crime and disorder in urban areas, contributing to a vision of an urban renaissance that is perhaps as much about control as it is about the broader physical and social renewal of our towns and cities. It has three key themes: the theories, strategies, and assumptions underpinning the securing of ‘Urban Renaissance’; the agendas of current urban policy in the field of crime control; and, thirdly, the role of com ... More

Keywords: crime, urban areas, urban renaissance, urban policy, crime control, social policy, crime policy, Britain

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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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Rowland Atkinson, editor

Gesa Helms, editor

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One Introduction

Rowland Atkinson, and Gesa Helms

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

David Murakami Wood, Jon Coaffee, Katy Blareau, Anna Leech, James McAllister Jones, and Jonathan Parsons

Twelve Prostitution, gentrification, and the limits of neighbourhood space

Phil Hubbard, Rosie Campbell, Maggie O'Neill, Jane Pitcher, and Jane Scoular

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