The Entrepreneurial City: Geographics of Politics, Regime and Representation

Overview

Entrepreneurial policies and regimes have transformed Western cities over the last two decades. The public sector has bought into the ideals of the private sector risk taking, inventiveness, promotion, and profiteering are only the beginning. The shift towards this new mode of urban governance has had a profound effect on city life at all levels. This book presents the first substantive examination of the forms and impacts of entrepreneurial policies and regimes and how they have contributed to the changing ...
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Overview

Entrepreneurial policies and regimes have transformed Western cities over the last two decades. The public sector has bought into the ideals of the private sector risk taking, inventiveness, promotion, and profiteering are only the beginning. The shift towards this new mode of urban governance has had a profound effect on city life at all levels. This book presents the first substantive examination of the forms and impacts of entrepreneurial policies and regimes and how they have contributed to the changing economic, social and cultural landscape of the city. It provides a critical analysis of just how far new policies can be described as entrepreneurial and looks beyond the Millennium to consider the future of entrepreneurial cities. Beginning with image and representation, this book widens its scope to include: the governance of entrepreneurial cities, the construction and reconstruction of culture and identity, and finally the politics, regimes and regulation characteristic of entrepreneurial cities. A wide range of contributors from Geography, Sociology, Planning, Urban and Cultural Studies consider the theories behind the entrepreneurial city and draw on high profile case studies from Europe, North America, and Australia to provide a unique breadth of perspective on the practice of urban governance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471977070
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/5/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.59 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Hall is Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Geology at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education. Phil Hubbard is Lecturer in the Geography Subject Group at Coventry University.

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Table of Contents

1 The Entrepreneurial City and the 'New Urban Politics' 1
2 Place Marketing: A Historical Comparison of Britain and North America 31
3 Urban Crises/Urban Representations: Selling the City in Difficult Times 55
4 The Narrative of Enterprise and the Enterprise of Narrative: Place Marketing and the Entrepreneurial City 77
5 On Losing the Local in Responding to Urban Decline: The Honeysuckle Redevelopment, New South Wales 107
6 Pro-growth Local Economic Development Strategies: Civic Promotion and Local Needs in Britain's Second City, 1981-1996 129
7 Suburban Entrepreneurialism: Redevelopment Regimes and Co-ordinating Metropolitan Development in Southern California 149
8 From Socialism to Post-Fordism: The Local State and Economic Policies in Eastern Germany 173
9 A Game of Appearance: Public Art and Urban Development - Complicity or Sustainability? 203
10 Popular Culture, Cultural Intermediaries and Urban Regeneration 225
11 Writing the New Barcelona 241
12 Entrepreneurs are Made, Not Born: Learning and Urban Regimes in the Production of Entrepreneurial Cities 259
13 Questions of Scale in the Entrepreneurial City 275
14 Economic Uncertainty, Inter-Urban Competition and the Efficacy of Entrepreneurialism 285
15 Afterword: Mappings of the Entrepreneurial City 309
List of Contributors 321
List of Figures 323
List of Tables 324
Acknowledgements 325
Bibliography 327
Index 363
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