Mobilising Urban Policies: The Policy Transfer of US Business Improvement Districts to England and Wales

Cook, Ian (2008) Mobilising Urban Policies: The Policy Transfer of US Business Improvement Districts to England and Wales. Urban Studies, 45 (4). pp. 773-795. ISSN 0042-0980

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098007088468

Abstract

This paper examines the ways in which policies are transferred between places: how they are disembedded from, and re-embedded into, new political, economic and social contexts. To do this, the paper will draw upon a case study of the transfer of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) from the US to England and Wales. Within this, the paper demonstrates how they were a response to fiscal problems facing city-centre management in England and Wales; how US BIDs were socially constructed as `successful' and `transferable'; and how the BID `model' was reshaped prior to and following its rolling-out in England and Wales. The paper concludes by stressing six wider conceptual points about the nature of urban policy transfer.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 13:29
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 10:43
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4465

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