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Regeneration meets the Private Finance Initiative
Stuart Hodkinson

contract Regenter LCEP Ltd (John Laing and Pinnacle) with Royal Bank of Scotland, Rydon Group, Equion Sandwell, Hawthorns Fields 1/3/06 26 61.00 211.39 Refurbishes 870 homes, demolishes and re-provides 168; 204 new homes for market sale outside of PFI contract Riverside Housing Association Ltd with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) Mansell, Haden Camden, Chalcots 2/5/06 Estate 15 66.18 147.14 Refurbishes and maintains 712 flats in five high-rise blocks built in the late 1960s Partners for Improvement in Camden Ltd (United House, Bank of Scotland

in Safe as houses
Sarah Kunz

experienced (Buettner 2016 ). Eventually, many Surinamese, especially Indo-Surinamese, settled in The Hague, which further cemented the city's status as the Dutch ‘centre of Asian culture’ and earned it the nickname ‘Dollywood’, ‘a meeting of Den Haag and Bollywood’ (Bal 2012 ; Schrover 2013 ; Buettner 2016 :279, 383). The exhibition's expatriate also eclipses another set of The Hague's (intended) temporary residents. In the 1960s, the Netherlands started recruiting guest workers, initially from Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece, and later from

in Expatriate
Alireza F. Farahani
Azadeh Hadizadeh Esfahani

hopelessness but pragmatist ontologies can help to unearth seeds of hope within this condition. Iran has a serious water problem ( Madani et al., 2016 ). The roots of the problem are in historical layers of modernisation ( AghaKouchak et al., 2015 ; Madani, 2014 ) including: the Shah’s white revolution ( Katouzian, 2006 ) of the 1960s, which, in tandem with inheritance laws, replaced feudal-type land ownership with constantly shrinking rural agricultural land; state-controlled water governance that cultivated excessive dam construction; corrupt land grabs by the ruling

in The power of pragmatism
Pragmatism and politics in place 
Alice E. Huff

in US history. Following black-led efforts to desegregate New Orleans schools in the 1960s, government-sponsored white abandonment of urban spaces led to under-resourced public schools primarily used and run by black New Orleanians. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, proponents of market-based school reform (most of whom were white) gained control of the New Orleans public school system. The reforms they enacted abolished New Orleans’s neighbourhood schooling model, disempowered the locally elected school board and led to the mass firing of all public school

in The power of pragmatism
In defence of the Irish essay
Karen Babine

-fiction, however, represents a different set of priorities and complications. In the 1960s and 1970s, as fictional techniques in non-fiction became more popular in the United States (with the rise of New Journalism and the non-fiction novel), the use of dialogue, characterisation, description and such in non-fiction became more standard. As the memoir form itself became more popular in the United States in the 1980s, the emphasis on telling the stories of others shifted to include telling one’s own personal stories.Australian non-fictionist Mark Tredinnick considers the

in Unfolding Irish landscapes
Jenny Pickerill

affecting human life in contemporary complex societies’ (Melucci 2000: 98). Although diverse social movements have emerged since the 1960s, of which many appear merely to request political incorporation rather than challenge the prevailing system, Melucci (1994) has convincingly illustrated that movements such as the women’s, peace and ecological movements do fundamentally challenge the dominant logic of society. NSM theory emphasises the cultural sphere as an important area of conflict (which challenges the political process perspective’s concentration on political

in Cyberprotest
Marcos P. Dias

cannot be anticipated. It requires spectators who play the role of active interpreters, who develop their own translation in order to appropriate the ‘story’ and make it their own story. An emancipated community is a community of narrators and translators. Rancière’s argument draws from Umberto Eco’s ( 1989 ) earlier conceptualisation of the open work, published in his book The Open Work at the dawn of the 1960s performative turn. While Eco argues that a work of art is a ‘complete and closed form in its uniqueness as a balanced organic whole’, he states that it

in The machinic city
Marcos P. Dias

explored the tyranny of choice theme in previous works, such as in Ulrike and Eamon Compliant (Blast Theory, 2009 ), where the participant is asked to assume the guise of one of two well-known terrorists, as the narrative text uncannily prompts the participant to assess their ability to commit a murder. Adams (in Lighthouse Arts, 2011 ) states that Blast Theory’s inspiration to address the tyranny of choice is inspired by philosopher Phillipa Foot’s trolley dilemma from the late 1960s: ‘A trolley is running out of control down a track. In its path are five people

in The machinic city
Christiaan De Beukelaer

the while, the necessary ships, as well as shore-based facilities, to safely and reliably replace toxic oil burned by the tonne, simply do not yet exist. Even so, at least one such ship could have been in the water by now, if the project had not been abandoned in favour of labour-intensive traditional sail. Shortly after the Tres Hombres set sail in 2007, Fairtransport worked with the Dutch naval architects at Dykstra to design the EcoLiner , a cargo vessel that would use Wilhelm Prölß’s 1960s Dana Rig sail design. The

in Trade winds
Evald Bundgård Iversen
Michael Fehsenfeld
, and
Bjarne Ibsen

of commercial actors). Hence, civil society might play an important role as the glue that to some extent binds the local community together. In recent decades, however, there have been significant changes in the rural areas of Denmark, which has also highlighted the role and importance of civil society. Up until the 1950s and 1960s, rural areas were strongly dominated by

in Rural quality of life