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City mattersCompetitiveness, cohesion and urban governance$
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Martin Boddy and Michael Parkinson

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344458

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.001.0001

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London: competitiveness, cohesion and the policy environment

London: competitiveness, cohesion and the policy environment

(p.70) (p.71) Five London: competitiveness, cohesion and the policy environment
City matters

Ian Gordon

Belinda Brown

Nick Buck

Peter Hall

Michael Harloe

Mark Kleinman

Karen O’Reilly

Gareth Potts

Laura Smethurst

Jo Sparkes

Policy Press

This chapter examines social cohesion, competitiveness, and the policy environment in London, England. It evaluates the impact of competition and cohesion on residential and business communities, and describes how the situation has changed as a result of internationalisation and intensified competition since the early 1980s. The chapter also investigates the role of urban governance in achieving competitiveness and cohesion goals, and analyses the importance of different aspects of social cohesion in sustaining urban economic success.

Keywords:   social cohesion, competitiveness, policy environment, London, England, residential communities, business communities, internationalism, economic success

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