Remaking London: Decline and Regeneration in Urban Culture (BOK)

Ben Campkin

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Between the slum clearances of the early twentieth century and debates about the post-Olympic city, the drive to 'regenerate' London has intensified. Yet today, with a focus on increasing land values, regeneration schemes purporting to foster diverse and creative new neighbourhoods typically displace precisely the qualities, activities and communities they claim to support. In Remaking London Ben Campkin provides a lucid and stimulating historical account of urban regeneration, exploring how decline and renewal have been imagined and realised at different scales. Focussing on present-day regeneration areas that have been key to the capital's modern identity, Campkin explores how these places have been stigmatised through identification with material degradation, and spatial and social disorder. Drawing on diverse sources - including journalism, photography, cinema, theatre, architectural design, advertising and television - he illuminates how ideas of decline drive urban change.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Ben Campkin
Forlag
I B TAURIS
ISBN 9781780763071
Antall sider 224 Vekt 454 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form British & Irish history, Social & cultural history, Human geography

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