Essays

Regeneration and the Legacy of Thatcherism

15 October, by Juliet Carpenter
What was Margaret Thatcher’s legacy in terms of the way inner-city areas are regenerated in the UK? Juliet Carpenter shows that while the highly market-driven approach of 1980s “urban development corporations” was later officially abandoned in favour of more community-led action, certain elements of the Thatcherite philosophy survived under New Labour, resulting in the “state-led gentrification” of Britain’s cities.
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