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Industrial Cities

History and Future

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. 

320 pages | 50 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 3/8 | © 2013

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Table of Contents


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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