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Urban Process and Power - Peter Ambrose

Urban Process and Power

Paperback Published: 18th August 1994
ISBN: 9780415008518
Number Of Pages: 264

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"Urban Process and Power" explains the processes of building environments, as well as the how they reflect dominant social, political and economic values and circumstances. Peter Ambrose argues that the changes in the environments during the "neo-liberal" period during the 1970s have increased inequalities, been wasteful of urban resources, and have frequently been self-defeating.
The book compares these processes with those elswhere in Europe, establishing that deregulation has produced adversity, and what is called for is a land development policy which shows a better balance between private, public and voluntary sectors, as well as a more sensitive approach to those who use the environment.

Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introductory Notep. xiii
A Guide to the Bookp. xv
Urbanp. 1
'Human Nature' and the Urban Environmentp. 3
Three Urban Environments Comparedp. 16
Processp. 35
The System Generating New Built Environmentp. 37
Profit-Seeking Development-As Investmentp. 48
Profit-Seeking Development-For Salep. 78
Non-Profit-Seeking Development-Statutoryp. 102
Non-Profit-Seeking Development-Voluntaryp. 126
Powerp. 145
The Dominant 'neo-Liberal' Ideologies of the 1980s/1990sp. 147
The Impact of 'neo-Liberal' Policies on the Built Environmentp. 163
Lessonsp. 187
How It Works Elsewherep. 189
Ways Ahead?p. 205
Bibliographyp. 224
General Indexp. 236
Index of Legislationp. 245
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ISBN: 9780415008518
ISBN-10: 0415008514
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 18th August 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1

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