New Labour's ‘broken’ neighbourhoods: liveability, disorder, and discipline?

Craig Johnstone and Gordon MacLeod

in Securing an urban renaissance

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348159
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303329 | DOI:
New Labour's ‘broken’ neighbourhoods: liveability, disorder, and discipline?

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This chapter investigates the approach to urban renewal adopted by Great Britain's New Labour government in the early years of the twenty-first century. It highlights the modification of the geographical horizons of New Labour's urban-renewal agenda and examines the substantive significance of liveability to the sustainable communities agenda. The chapter attempts to interpret the broader implications of the sustainablecommunities liveability agenda through the lens of a range of distinct conceptual approaches. It argues that if we accept that anti-social behaviour might be stemmed by reducing residential turnover, the sustainable communities plan may be effective by its efforts to create places people want to live and remain in.

Keywords: urban renewal; New Labour government; Great Britain; sustainable communities; anti-social behaviour; residential turnover

Chapter.  5839 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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