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The state and post-industrial urban regeneration: the reinvention of south Cardiff

Gooberman, Leon 2018. The state and post-industrial urban regeneration: the reinvention of south Cardiff. Urban History 45 (3) , pp. 504-523. 10.1017/S0963926817000384

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Abstract

South Cardiff was once dependent on the export of coal and the production of steel, but these activities had faded by the 1970s, creating economic stagnation and physical dereliction. However, the area was rechristened ‘Cardiff Bay’ in the mid—1980s and was the focus of an ambitious and contested state—funded regeneration. This article argues that regeneration was broadly successful, although not without failures, and that government remained willing to intervene heavily in some small areas. The main contribution is to identify and analyse how local authorities retained influence over regeneration, in contrast to approaches taken elsewhere by central government.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0963-9268
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 July 2017
Date of Acceptance: 15 June 2017
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2018 18:28
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/102693

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