(Article of book - 1983)

Document title

State planning of spatial change: compromise and contradiction in Peterlee New Town in Redundant spaces in cities and regions? Studies in industrial decline and social change.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ROBINSON F. ; ANDERSON J. (Editeur scientifique) ; DUNCAN S. (Editeur scientifique) ; HUDSON R. (Editeur scientifique) ;


The A. examines the changing course and effects of direct intervention, by the central state, in local spatial change. The New Town started as a response to the local labour movement's demands for better living conditions and secure employment. Central government replaced local government and saw Peterlee as a way of ensuring the maintenance and reproduction of a labour force for mining coal. When coal mining collapsed, Peterlee became a spatial concentration of cheap "peripheral" labour to be used in low-paid and insecure assembly jobs.



ISBN : 0-12-058480-8

Editor : Unknown country of publication (1983)

Millesime : 1983 [pp. 263-284]

Bibliographic references : 21 réf.




Bibliothèque du centre de géographie - Paris

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