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Book review: Reinventing London by Bridget Rosewell

Parham, Susan (2014) Book review: Reinventing London by Bridget Rosewell. LSE Review of Books (14 Mar 2014). Website.

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Abstract

"Reinventing London." Bridget Rosewell. London Publishing Partnership. November 2013. --- London has enjoyed an extraordinary period of growth in the past generation, symbolised by the towers of Canary Wharf built on the skeleton of the old docks. Finance had a lot to do with it, but its day is now over. This short read looks at how the infrastructure-driven regeneration of Kings Cross and the Olympic boroughs show what the next stage of London’s growth will look like, with an economy driven by accountants and geeks, not bankers. Susan Parham finds that Bridget Rosewell’s account of London change is well structured and the chapter topics work well thematically to explore some of the ways in which London has and continues to reinvent itself. However, more thorough discussion in some sections would be welcome.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 08:09
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2020 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57345

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