Industrial Cities

History and Future

Edited by Clemens Zimmermann

Industrial Cities

Edited by Clemens Zimmermann

Distributed for Campus Verlag

320 pages | 50 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 3/8 | © 2013
Cloth $54.00 ISBN: 9783593399140 Published November 2013
Bringing together essays from leading experts who analyze how the landscapes, images, social dynamics, and economies of the industrial city have changed through boom and bust, this volume covers a wide range of subjects, from car cities to steel towns, from visualization of industrial cities in avant-garde art to the role of industrial heritage in urban regeneration. In total, Industrial Cities makes a significant contribution to our understanding of how the past shapes the future; it will be of interest not only to urban and economic historians, but also to social geographers and policy makers. 


Introduction: ‘Industrial Cities-History and Future’

Clemens Zimmermann


Part 1

Research Perspectives and Historical Developments


Beyond Coketown: The Industrial City in the Twentieth Century

Simon Gunn


The Contested Industrial City:

Governing pollution in France and Germany, 1810-1930

Christoph Bernhardt


Echoes of Industrialization: Cities and the Trajectories of Development

Richard Rodger


Networks and the Industrial Metropolis: Chicago’s Calumet district, 1870-1940

Robert Lewis


Part 2

Crisis and Recovery


In-Between: The Conversion of Former Iron and Steel Industry Sites and Cities in the Saarland-Uneven and Complex Development Paths

Peter Dörrenbächer


The Industrial City as a Shrinking City and the Special Case of Flint, MI

Christine Hanneman


Crisis in Automotive Cities: The Ambivalent Role of the Car Industry in the “Autostadt” Wolfsburg and “Motor City” Detroit

Martina Heßler


Comeback Cities? Urban Recovery Approaches in European Industrial Cities

Jörg Plöger


Part 3

Cultural and Sociological Concepts


Fordist Elements of the Industrial City in Germany and the United States

Adelheid von Saldern


The Utopian Industrial City: The Case of the Baťa City of Zlín (Republic of Czechoslovakia)

Martin Jemelka and Ondřej Ševeček


Social Engineering, the Factory and Urban Environment:

Cadbury/Bournville and Opel/Rüsselsheim (1878-1960)

Timo Luks


A Town Without Memory? Inferring the Industrial Past: Clydebank Re-built, 1941-2013

Rebecca Madgin


Part 4

The Mediated Industrial City


Representing the Industrial City: Rotterdam, 1880-1970

Judist Thissen


Representations of Industrial Cities in Photo Books and Promotional Films of the 1950s and 1960s

Rolf Sachsse


Tradition and Contrast: Industrial Cities and Industrial Work in the Documentaries of Michael Glawogger: From “Megacities” (1998) to “Working Man’s Death” (2005)

Henry Keazor


Notes on Contributors



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