Retrofit in Greater Manchester and Cardiff: Governing to Transform or to Ungovern?
De Laurentis, Carla
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Developing an up-to-date critical framework for analysing urban retrofit, this is the first book to examine urban re-engineering for sustainability in a socio-technical context. Retrofitting Cities examines why retrofit is emerging as an important strategic issue for urban authorities and untangles the mix of economic, competitive, ecological and social drivers that influence any transition towards a more sustainable urban environment. Retrofitting Cities comparatively explores how urban scale retrofitting can be conceptualised as a socio-technical transition; to critically compare and contrast different national styles of response in cities of the north and global south; and, to develop new research and policy agendas on future development of progressive retrofitting. Bringing together a group of researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds that reflect the complexity of the research challenge, Retrofitting cities looks across different infrastructures and types of built environment, dealing with diverse urban contexts and examining formal as well as community responses. This is a uniquely practical book for urban planning and policy professionals as well as for researchers in urban studies and urban design.
De Laurentis C, Hodson M, Marvin S, (2015), ‘Retrofit in Greater Manchester and Cardiff: Governing to Transform or to Ungovern?’, in Retrofitting Cities: Priorities, Governance and Experimentation (Ed.) Hodson, M. and Marvin, S., Routledge, London, pp. 34-51
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