Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Phoenix citiesThe fall and rise of great industrial cities$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM POLICY PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.policypress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Policy Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PPSO for personal use.date: 19 October 2019

Introduction: what are ‘weak market cities’?

Introduction: what are ‘weak market cities’?

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

Anne Power

Jörg Plö

Astrid Winkler

Policy Press

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

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.