- Title Pages
- List of tables and figures
- Notes on contributors
- One Introduction
- Two Sources of city prosperity and cohesion: the case of Glasgow and Edinburgh
- Three Reinventing cities in a restructuring region? The rhetoric and reality of renaissance in Liverpool and Manchester
- Four Competitiveness and cohesion in a prosperous city-region: the case of Bristol
- Five London: competitiveness, cohesion and the policy environment
- Six Urban growth and competitiveness in Britain: a long-run perspective
- Seven Migration, residential preferences and the changing environment of cities
- Eight Cities are not isolated states
- Nine Competitiveness as cohesion: social capital and the knowledge economy
- Ten Innovation clusters and competitive cities in the UK and Europe
- Eleven The role of housing in city economic performance
- Twelve Economic structures, urban responses: framing and negotiating urban property development
- Thirteen Does spatial concentration of disadvantage contribute to social exclusion?
- Fourteen The ‘good’ suburb as an urban asset in enhancing a city’s competitiveness
- Fifteen The middle class and the future of London
- Sixteen Whose hidden assets? Inner-city potential for social cohesion and economic competitiveness
- Seventeen Ethnic minority enterprise in an inner-city context: the case of the independent restaurant sector in Birmingham
- Eighteen Youth employment, racialised gendering and school–work transitions
- Nineteen Leadership and partnership in urban governance: evidence from London, Bristol and Glasgow
- Twenty ‘Pathways to integration’: tackling social exclusion on Merseyside
- Twenty One Voluntary organisations and the generation of social capital in city politics
- Twenty Two Competitiveness, cohesion and urban governance
- (p.1) One Introduction
- City matters
- Policy Press
This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the programme for cities research in Great Britain. This book presents findings from four integrated city studies that formed a major component of the programme as a whole, and examines competitiveness and urban change at the level of the urban system as a whole. It discusses innovation and the competitive strength of urban areas and evaluates the role of space, place, and location in relation to social exclusion and cohesion and the internal structure and function of urban areas at neighbourhood level. The book also explores different aspects of the economic and social experiences of ethnic communities in British cities and discusses the issues of governance, leadership, and social capital.
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