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Cities for a Small Continent: International Handbook of City Recovery

Anne Power


Europe’s historic city centres look dense, busy, cared for, populated with cafes, small shops, monuments, churches, public squares and traffic. On the centre’s edge, even in smaller, poorer cities, there are often concrete towers, gestures to modernity, banking and internationalisation. However, there are also abandoned buildings and derelict spaces. It is easy to see the potential in Europe’s battle-worn cities and their multi-tongued people, just as it is easy to see the broad sweep of world-shaping history. However, many city cores around the centre have become run down, underinvested, unlo ... More

Keywords: Europe’s historic city centres, industry, history, resilience, sustainable, urban challenge, environmental constraints, alternative futures, crowded continent

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447327523
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447327523.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Power, author
London School of Economics