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A story of 2 towns is a research of 2 significant towns, Manchester and Sheffield. Drawing at the paintings of significant theorists, the authors discover the typical lifestyles, making contributions to our realizing of the defining actions of lifestyles.

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Social commentators, urban policy makers and academic social scientists ignore these well-established, commonsense appraisals of city location by long-time residents, newcomers and visitors alike, in terms of positive or negative aspects of their geographical location and climate, at their peril. It is also vitally important, we would argue, to understand how popular common sense deals with the given physical and material features of the actual cities themselves (from factory sites, through particular housing estates or high-rise buildings and city-centre shops, to pubs and local municipal parks), and, most notoriously of all, how concrete underpasses, city-centre car parks, and other areas of public resort with low visibility and uncertain custodianship become important topics in popular conversation.

Graves, and other open spaces close to the Derbyshire Peak, which are also a part of its nineteenth-century legacy. We think it would be idle to suggest that the material configuration of public ‘civic’ buildings, private and public housing, and the works and warehouses themselves that characterise each old industrial city (or any urban environment) is without social effect—not least, for example, in the way in which the grandeur of particular buildings (the Refuge Assurance Building in Manchester) or streets (Grey Street in Newcastle upon Tyne) might underline the hierarchical and unequal character of the local social structure, whether built around commerce or around landed wealth.

4). The increase in the amount of crime known to the police for the city of Manchester over the period 1975–91 was in the order of 210 per cent, but the biggest increases were in the period to 1986. e. 2 per cent (expressed in terms of the rate of crime per 100,000), with three consecutive decreases reported in 1986–7, 1987–8 and 1988–9. In Sheffield, the increase in the overall rate of reported crime per 100,000 population between 1975 and 1991, on the same dimension, was 291 per cent, with an increase since 1986 of 36 per cent.

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