Remaking London: Decline and Regeneration in Urban Culture (International Library of Human Geography)

Remaking London: Decline and Regeneration in Urban Culture (International Library of Human Geography)
Author: Ben Campkin
Language English
Pages: 224
Genre: Uncategorized
ASIN B00L2EIKKK
Goodreads Rating: 4.75
Published: August 13th 2013 by I.B.Tauris

Contemporary urban regeneration seeks to encourage diverse, creative new neighbourhoods that are rich in economic potential. Yet the end result frequently displaces precisely those qualities, activities and communities it claims to engender. Are people best served by a preoccupation with regeneration as economic growth? In The Regeneration Game Ben Campkin provides a lucid and wide-ranging critique of contemporary regeneration. Focusing on present-day regeneration areas in London that are key to the capital’s modern identity, including the site of the 2012 Olympics, the result is both a compelling account of contested sites within the capital’s recent history and a powerful critique of modern methods of urban regeneration.