British towns and cities in receipt of substantial urban policy funding designed to bring them up to the economic standard nationally are, in fact, declining when judged by a whole range of indices. That is the worrying conclusion of Cities Limited which calls into question the value of the plethora of urban regeneration schemes delivered by a myriad of different agencies. Spending on the 14 core urban regeneration schemes in the last decade totals £30bn of public money.
"They persuasively argue that recent urban policy has had no real impact" - Professor Paul Cheshire, London School of Economics
"very convincing" - Professor Iain McLean, Professor of Politics, Oxford University
"this pamphlet is one that regenerators might want to read - if only to fuel their worst nightmares" - Sir Peter Hall, Bartlett Professor of Planning and Regeneration, University College London