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Urban Policy Evaluation
Challenge & Change

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April 1995 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book is an authoritative overview and discussion of key themes in contemporary urban policy evaluation.

The rapid introduction of new urban policy initiatives looks set to continue in the UK, while there is increasing interest in both North America and Europe in cross-national comparisons, and the possibilities of transferable practice.

This volume focuses on current urban policy evaluation practice, placing the UK in an European context. The authors address key issues in the methodology and politics of evaluation: quantitative and qualitative evaluation and the ways in which institutional and political realities can affect this. The authors put forward examples of pluralistic evaluation. A final section considers the role of cross-national comparisons in urban policy evaluation.

Analysis of urban and regional change has been a major theme in social science research for more than a decade. As a result there is extensive theory and evidence about the way in which economic, social and political forces shape urban fortunes.

Robin Hambleton and Huw Thomas
Urban Policy Evaluation
The Contours of the Debate  
 
PART ONE: URBAN POLICY IN CONTEXT
Paul Burton and Martin Boddy
The Changing Context for British Urban Policy
Michael Bradford and Brian Robson
An Evaluation of Urban Policy
Murray Stewart
Public Expenditure Management in Urban Regeneration
Michael Chapman
Urban Policy and Urban Evaluation
The Impact of the European Union  
 
PART TWO: METHODOLOGY AND DILEMMAS IN URBAN POLICY EVALUATION
Peter Meyer
Measurement, Understanding and Perception
The Conflicting ‘Realities’  
Steve Martin and Graham Pearce
The Evaluation of Urban Policy Project Appraisal
Cecilia Wong
Developing Quantitative Indicators for Urban and Regional Policy Analysis
Rob Imrie and Huw Thomas
Changes in Local Governance and their Implications for Urban Policy Evaluation
 
PART THREE: PLURALISTIC EVALUATION IN PRACTICE
Nick Oatley and Christine Lambert
Evaluating Competitive Urban Policy
The City Challenge Initiative  
Simin Davoudi and Patsy Healey
City Challenge - a Sustainable Mechanism or Temporary Gesture?
Annette Hastings and Andrew McArthur
A Comparative Assessment of Government Approaches to Partnership with the Local Community
 
PART FOUR: THE ROLE OF CROSS-NATIONAL COMPARISONS
Kevin Morgan
Reviving the Valleys? Urban Renewal and Governance Structures in Wales
Howard Green and Philip Booth
Urban Policy in England and France
 
Robin Hambleton
 
Cross-National Urban Policy Transfer - Insights from the USA

`The contributions vary from the pedestrian (but useful and systematic) through to the offbeat and original. There is something for everyone here' - Local Government Studies

`This collection identifies a series of issues which lie at the core of urban policy and its evaluation and as such it deserves to be read by anyone claiming a serious interest in the subject' - International Planning Studies

`The book manages to provide a useful and coherent account of contemporary issues in urban policy as well as a welcome consideration of its evaluation' -

William Walton, University of Aberdeen

`A body of useful case-study material and the development of important methodological issues which are not often tackled in the literature in regard to researching the urban context' - Environment and Planning

`It is up-to-date, readable, and provides an impression of academics’ current thinking on urban policy. I imagine it will be widely recommended as a key text for Urban Studies courses, as well as being a source of reference for research work' -

European Urban and Regional Studies


Book on Urban Policy theoretical and methodological aspects of research to those who show the way. I can recommend, especially those who do research in British urban policy.

Mr Murat KAYIKCI
KAMU YONETIMI, MEHMET AKIF ERSOY UNI.
July 3, 2013

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