This book offers close analyses of a number of postindustrial European and North American cities in various stages of rebirth. Case studies including Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland, as well as European cities such as Bilbao, Leipzig, Torino, and Sheffield, examine what lessons we can draw from these cities’ experiences of policies that affect growth, decline, crisis management, and other topics. With a particular focus on innovative policies to promote sustainability and good resource management, the book highlights the environmental damage caused by industrial growth and explores the ongoing workand exciting potentialof reclamation and restoration efforts.
|Publisher:||Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Anne Power is head professor of social policy in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Table of Contents
Foreword ~ Richard Rogers;
Cities in a Crowded Continent;
Divided and United Europe;
Grit and Vision;
Struggle and Strive;
Threats and Opportunities;
Over scale and under scale;
The Power of Social Innovation;
Shoots of growth in US Cities ~ Bruce Katz and Alex Jones;
New Ways Out of the Woods