Hollowing Out Neighbourhood Governance? Rescaling Revitalization in Baltimore and Bristol
The neighbourhood has been a prominent terrain for revitalisation in recent times, and also for studies by scholars debating the significance of networked governance as the means of public service co-ordination, democratic voice or social control. This study of the governance of neighbourhoods in Baltimore and Bristol suggests that there may be a need to rethink these perspectives, as Bristol begins to converge with Baltimore on the terrain of exclusionary city governance, neighbourhood disinvestment and self-help. If the study is representative, it may point to a retreat from neighbourhood governance and the possibility that, in the era of austerity, economically ‘unviable’ neighbourhoods face abandonment.
Citation : Davies, J. S. and Pill, M. (2012) Hollowing Out Neighbourhood Governance? Rescaling Revitalization in Baltimore and Bristol. Urban Studies, 49 (10), pp. 2199-2217
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