Paper $49.50 ISBN: 9781847426833 Published March 2010 For sale in North and South America only

Phoenix cities

The fall and rise of great industrial cities

Anne Power, Jörg Plöger, and Astrid Winkler

Phoenix cities
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Anne Power, Jörg Plöger, and Astrid Winkler

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

432 pages
Paper $49.50 ISBN: 9781847426833 Published March 2010 For sale in North and South America only
'Weak market cities' across European and America, or 'core cities' as they were in their heyday, went from being 'industrial giants' dominating their national, and eventually the global, economy, to being 'devastation zones'. In a single generation three quarters of all manufacturing jobs disappeared, leaving dislocated, impoverished communities, run down city centres and a massive population exodus.So how did Europeans react? And how different was their response from America's? This book looks closely at the recovery trajectories of seven European cities from very different regions of the EU. Their dramatic decline, intense recovery efforts and actual progress on the ground underline the significance of public underpinning in times of crisis. Innovative enterprises, new-style city leadership, special neighbourhood programmes and skills development are all explored. The American experience, where cities were largely left 'to their own devices', produced a slower, more uncertain recovery trajectory. This book will provide much that is original and promising to all those wanting to understand the ground-level realities of urban change and progress.
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