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City futures: Views from the centre

Marvin, S and May, T 2003, 'City futures: Views from the centre' , City, 7 (2) , pp. 213-225.

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Abstract

Many of the problems of cities, urban governance and public policy are attributed to the absence of 'joined-up thinking' within and between levels of government. One dimension of this problem is the relationship between the functional responsibilities of ministries (health, housing, education and so on) and the need to integrate these functions in the whole diverse set of cities and regions where they operate. This paper presents an empirical study of how cities are viewed by public servants in UK central government, reporting a broad span of attitudes and preconceptions, from those for whom the city is virtually invisible through to those for whom the city or region is the potential locus for the generation and integration of policy, interacting with the centre.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural Studies; Urban Cultures; Urban Policy; Urban Sociology; Urban Sociology - Urban Studies; Urban Studies
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF)
Journal or Publication Title: City
Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 13604813
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2007 14:16
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:48
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/534

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