Urban Policy

Cochrane, A. (2017) Urban Policy. in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. 1-4.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781405165518.wbeosu012.pub2


Urban policy actively shapes the ways in which people live in cities. As well as reflecting contemporary understandings of the role of cities in economic and social development, it also helps to create those understandings. Definitions of urban policy are elusive in part because the term appears so self-explanatory. This entry reviews urban policy and its many meanings.

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