Policing, Partnerships, and Profits: The Operations of Business Improvement Districts and Town Center Management Schemes in England

Cook, Ian (2010) Policing, Partnerships, and Profits: The Operations of Business Improvement Districts and Town Center Management Schemes in England. Urban Geography, 31 (4). pp. 453-478. ISSN 0272-3638

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2747/0272-3638.31.4.453

Abstract

This study considers the emergence of Public Private Policing Partnerships (PPPPs) in England and focuses on two increasingly common partnership bodies in particular: Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Town Center Management (TCM) schemes. It argues that in order to fully understand the operations of these partnerships, research must pay attention to their introduction, evolution, and social relationships. Through comparative case studies of local TCM schemes and BIDs in Coventry, Plymouth, and Reading, it reflects on the ways in which policing services are speculatively used to improve the "experience"' of being downtown, and increase the likelihood of consumers and investors spending more in their district. It also sheds light on the evolving policing "portfolios" the partnerships have developed and the roles that socio-technologies (e.g., CCTV, circulars) play in shaping the performance and relations of the partnerships.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban policing, public-private partnerships, social relations
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences & Languages
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 13:29
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:11
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4466

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