After Urban Regeneration

After Urban Regeneration: Communities, Policy and Place

Edited by Dave O’Brien and Peter Matthews



After Urban Regeneration is a comprehensive study of contemporary trends in urban policy and planning. Leading scholars come together to create a key contribution to the literature on gentrification, with a focus on the history and theory of community in urban policy. Engaging with debates as to how urban policy has changed, and continues to change, following the financial crash of 2008, the book provides an essential antidote to those who claim that culture and society can replicate the role of the state. Based on research from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities programme and with a unique set of case studies drawing on artistic and cultural community work, the book will appeal to scholars and students in geography, urban studies, planning, sociology, law and art as well as policy makers and community workers.


“There is nothing like this on the market that examines the impact of localism on communities, and the diverse ways in which community groups are cultivating new knowledges and practices of self government.” 

Rob Imrie, Goldsmiths, University of London


Purchase After Urban Regeneration: Communities, Policy and Place from Policy Press.