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Working Capital: Life and Labour in Contemporary London
     

Working Capital: Life and Labour in Contemporary London

by Nick Buck
 

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For decades the cities of the developed world were seen as problem-beset relics from times of low mobility and slow communications. But now, their potential to sustain creativity, culture and innovation is perceived as crucial to success in a much more competitive global ecomony. The vital requirement to secure and sustain this success is argued to be the achievement

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For decades the cities of the developed world were seen as problem-beset relics from times of low mobility and slow communications. But now, their potential to sustain creativity, culture and innovation is perceived as crucial to success in a much more competitive global ecomony. The vital requirement to secure and sustain this success is argued to be the achievement of social cohesion.

Working Capital provides a rigorous but accessible analysis of these key issues taking London as its test case. The book provides the first substantial analysis of key economic, social and structural issues that the new London administration needs to deal with. In a wider context, its critical assessment of the bases of the new urbanism and of the global city thesis will raise questions both about the adequacy of urban thinking and about the capacity of new institutions alone to resolve the fundamental problems faced by cities.

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'Working Capital is an essential read for many people; indeed all involved in the developing the future of London.' - Built Environment

'[An] extensive, thoroughly grounded and well-conducted study of current life and labour in London...
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Working Capital: Life and Labour in Contemporary London approaches critically some of the most-debated concepts of urban theory and policy with a strong empirical grounding and does so in an engaging and stimulating manner, relevant for practitioners, academics and students.' - Gesa Helms, Urban Studies Vol 42, April 2005

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136477850
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
424
File size:
4 MB

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