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Phoenix citiesThe fall and rise of great industrial cities$
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Anne Power

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847426833

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847426833.001.0001

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Introduction: what are ‘weak market cities’?

Introduction: what are ‘weak market cities’?

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(p.2) (p.3) One Introduction: what are ‘weak market cities’?
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Phoenix cities
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Anne Power

Jörg Plö

Astrid Winkler

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847426833.003.0001

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about seven cities in Europe that experienced acute loss of purpose over the last generation, going from urban industrial giants to shadows of their former glory and pre-eminence. These cities are Leipzig, Bremen, Sheffield, Belfast, Bilbao, Torino, and Saint-Étienne. This book describes the historic importance and industrial dominance of the cities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and sets out a framework for assessing their recovery trajectories. It offers a look at the U.S. counterpart cities and suggests that the fortunes of industrial cities are linked the resource-constrained limits of their future.

Keywords:   cities, Europe, industrial giants, Leipzig, Bremen, Sheffield, Belfast, Bilbao, Torino, Saint-Étienne

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