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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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Framing the governance of urban space

Framing the governance of urban space

(p.23) Two Framing the governance of urban space
Securing an urban renaissance

Kevin Stenson

Policy Press

This chapter explores some of the current tensions in the competing frames of interpretation and strategies of action concerning governance of urban space. It explains that these frames of interpretation underpin attempts to govern city life from above in the public interest. The chapter considers the way in which urban public space has assumed a contested terrain over which political debates have produced a sense of sovereignty.

Keywords:   urban space, urban governance, city life, public interest, political debates, sovereignty

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