Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781861346599 Published March 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781861346582 Published March 2007 For sale in North and South America only

Jigsaw Cities

Big Places, Small Spaces

Anne Power and John Houghton

Jigsaw Cities
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Anne Power and John Houghton

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

280 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2007
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781861346599 Published March 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781861346582 Published March 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Through a close look at major British cities, using Birmingham as a case study, the book explores the origins of Britain's acute urban decline and sprawling exodus; the reasons why 'one size doesn't fit all' in cities of the future and the potential for smart growth, mixed communities and sustainable cities. Based on live examples and hands-on experience, this extremely accessible book offers a unique 'insider' perspective on policy making and practical impacts. It will attract policymakers in cities and government as well as students, regeneration bodies, community organisations and environmental specialists.
Contents
List of tables, figures and photographs
Preface

1. Introducing Jigsaw cities
Part 1: How did we get here?
2. Jigsaws and Lego sets
3. Breaking up the jigsaw
4. Building the New Jerusalem—vision and reality
5. Cities bounce back—piecing communities together again
Part 2: Where are we now?
6. Britain's cities today: a progress report
7. Britain's cities of yesterday and tomorrow
Part 3: Where do we go from here?
8. Smart cities work
9. Future cities: piecing the jigsaw together

Afterword: the urban jungle or urban jigsaw?
Notes and references
Bibliography
Index
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