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Change and Stability in Urban Europe

Change and Stability in Urban Europe


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Change and Stability in Urban Europe

Significant transformations in the spatial organization of European cities have taken place over the past two decades. Social fragmentation, increasingly complex systems of governance, the transformation of relations to public space and the shift of work from the industrial to the communications sectors, have placed increasing importance on a city's position in terms of the global network. This book brings together an interdisciplinary team of European experts to discuss how these transformations have forced a radical reconsideration of the traditional definitions of the city. Comparing a wide range of European cities, the book highlights the diversity of urban forms and tackles the questions regarding the quality of life in new urban spaces. The result is a comprehensive and incisive examination of the capacity of urban policies to evoke real changes in the city and to regenerate the systems of urban governance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754616566
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/01/2001
Series: Urban and Regional Planning and Development Series
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsvii
Part IUrban form and Processes of Change
2Measuring Urbanness15
3Urban Form and Governance: The New Multi-centred Urban Patterns27
4New Spaces of Urban Transformation: Conflicting 'Growth Areas' in the Development of Finnish Cities45
5Alternative Models for Spatial Urban Development: Policies for the City of Oslo and the Region of Viken67
Part IIUrban Qualities and Urban Life
6The Compact City and Urban Quality99
7Public Places and Urbanness123
8Participation and Quality of Life: Experiences with Local Agenda 21151
Part IIIUrban Governance and Planning
9New Towns and Compact Cities: Urban Planning in The Netherlands between State and Market177
10Urban Change, Planning and the Organization of Everyday Life. The Case of Orebro193
11Governing Functional Urban Regions - is the Principle of Subsidiarity Useful?211
12Governing the City231
13Epilogue: Globalization and the City251

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