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Phoenix cities: the fall and rise of great industrial cities

Power, Anne, Ploger, Jorg and Winkler, Astrid (2010) Phoenix cities: the fall and rise of great industrial cities. CASE studies on poverty, place and policy . The Policy Press, Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781847426833

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Abstract

'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.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.policypress.co.uk/
Additional Information: © 2010 London School of Economics and Political Science
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Housing
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2011 11:58
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/33129/

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