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People or Place? Urban policy in the age of austerity

People or Place? Urban policy in the age of austerity

Lizzie Crowley, Brhmie Balaram and Neil Lee
19 September 2012

This report considers the current state of affairs for economic regeneration. Drawing on a detailed analysis of previous schemes, it asks whether whether policy should focus on people, places or both?

It warns that new approaches to economic development based on incentives for growth and flexibilities for local government are likely to exacerbate regional disparities and goes on to outline a range of recommendations for national and local policymakers.

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