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Capital Cardiff, 1975-2020

Regeneration, Competitiveness and the Urban Environment

Capital Cardiff examines the changing character of the city of Cardiff, as it continues its transformation from new provincial capital (1955) to a superlative maritime city and European capital by 2020.  This volume focuses on the role of local government and its economic, social, and cultural agendas in light of policy initiatives and partnerships—as well as its underlying attempt to shape a medium-sized European capital into a power capable of competing on a world stage.

352 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4

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“This collection, examining one particular city from a variety of conceptual and empirical viewpoints – offers an interesting and novel synthesis . . . The authors have substantial experience of the city and are eminently qualified to contribute to such a text.”Dave Valler, Associate Chair, Dept. of Community and Regional Planning Iowa State University

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Table of Contents

Alan Hooper
Politics, visions and economic realities
1.  The evolution of local government 1974-2004
Kevin Morgan and Jon Anderson
2.  The European Capital vision–its origins, exemplars and competitors
Phil Boland
3.  De-industrialisation, decentralisation and the search for post-industrial prosperity
Components of Spatial Planning
4.  Planning growth and change–the development plan process and its impacts on urban growth and management
Neil Harris
5.  Demographic change, housing provision and the social geography of Cardiff
Bob Smith and Alan Hooper
6.  Re-planning the city Centre:  from Centre Plan 70 to St. David’s Two
John Punter
7.  A superlative maritime city and the most exciting waterfront in Europe?  The regeneration of Cardiff Bay
John Punter
8.  A tale of two cities:  the cultural development of Cardiff
John Lovering
9.  Cardiff’s transportation planning–the unresolved issues
Chris Yewlett
Environment and Sustainability
10.  Environmental Limits and the Pursuit of a Sustainable City
Richard Cowell
11.  Ecological footprints, and the pursuit of a sustainable city
Andrew Flynn and Andrea Collins
12.  Cardiff’s countryside and its future
Richard Cowell and Kevin Bishop
The Future
13.  The city in the region of the regional city?
Kevin Morgan
14.  The future of Cardiff and the 2020 vision
John Lovering and Gill Bristow
15.  A spatially planned sustainable future?
Neil Harris, John Punter, Bob Smith, Richard Cowell, Chris Yewlett, and Alan Hooper

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