Urban Development, Small Business Communities, and the Entrepreneurialisation of English Local Government

Authors: Mike Raco, University College London, Tatiana Moreira De Souza*, University College London
Topics: Urban and Regional Planning
Keywords: Urban Entrepreneuralism, Urban Planning, Small Business Communities, Diversity, London
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Proteus, Sheraton, 8th Floor
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The paper draws on in-depth research on the impacts of urban regeneration programmes on small business communities in Haringey, London. It uses the Haringey case to document and describe the rolling-out of more entrepreneurial forms of delivery-based urban policy and planning. It explores the relationships between: austerity and local government finance; recent reforms to the planning system and the implementation of delivery-based, housing-focused urban regeneration programmes; and the types of urban built environments that are now emerging in cities. The discussion uses the example of small business communities to assess the impacts that contemporary planning interventions have on the form and character of urban economic development. It concludes by highlighting some of the broader implications for the planning of diverse cities and outlines future directions for research and analysis.

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