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Phoenix cities: The fall and rise of great industrial cities

Anne Power


‘Weak market cities’ across European and America, or ‘core cities’ as they were in their heyday, went from being ‘industrial giants’ dominating their national, and eventually the global, economy, to being ‘devastation zones’. In a single generation three-quarters of all manufacturing jobs disappeared, leaving dislocated, impoverished communities, run-down city centres, and a massive population exodus. So how did Europeans react? And how different was their response from America's? This book looks closely at the recovery trajectories of seven European cities from very different regions of the E ... More

Keywords: weak market cities, devastation zones, Europe, recovery, America, EU

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781847426833
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847426833.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Power, author