Falconer Swoops for Better Urban Life; Lie of the Land: 24 Towns Will Form Partnership for Improving Public Areas

The Birmingham Post (England), September 21, 2001 | Go to article overview

Falconer Swoops for Better Urban Life; Lie of the Land: 24 Towns Will Form Partnership for Improving Public Areas


Byline: Neil Connor Community Affairs Reporter

Regeneration minister Lord Falconer yesterday visited Birmingham to launch a major scheme aimed at tackling urban problems.

The minister announced a new partnership between 24 selected towns and cities, including Birmingham, which will look at ways of improving urban life.

He outlined his plan for increasing debate and awareness about the importance of urban renewal at the Urban Design Alliance (UDAL) conference at The Midlands Engineering Centre in Cambridge Street.

He later visited the National Housing Federation's annual conference at the International Convention Centre, where he presented the West Midlands Regeneration Awards.

Speaking to delegates at the UDAL conference, Lord Falconer said tackling poor public space was an urgent priority for the Government.

He said: 'If you listen to people talking about their area, the complaints are often the same: graffiti, vandalism, abandoned cars, rat-runs, anti-social behaviour, litter, safe parks, safe and clean public areas, and begging and drinking on the streets.

'These are not trivialities, but the thousand cuts that can easily lead to the slow death of urban communities.

'By forming a partnership of 24 towns and cities across the country we can work closely with them to look at each of their visions, their priorities, their means of delivery and their measures for assessing progress.

'But this is not a one-way process. It is important that we listen to what these towns and cities tell us about our policies and programmes - whether they are helping or hindering them.

'I am keen that this initiative encourages open and honest debate. Their feedback will certainly help form future policy development. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Falconer Swoops for Better Urban Life; Lie of the Land: 24 Towns Will Form Partnership for Improving Public Areas
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.