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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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(p.106) (p.107) Five Leipzig
Phoenix cities

Anne Power

Jörg Plö

Astrid Winkler

Policy Press

This chapter examines the collapse of Leipzig, Germany as a major industrial city during the period from 1970 to 2000 and describes its recovery efforts. It suggests that Leipzig has undergone a dramatic transformation since Germany's reunification, while dealing with significant problems, such as its shrinking population and steep manufacturing-job losses. However, many challenges remain, including budget deficits, the need to retain a viable economic base with growth in sectors such as research and development, and the uncertain future for the Stadtumbau Ost urban-regeneration programme.

Keywords:   Leipzig, industrial city, Germany, German reunification, population, manufacturing-job losses, budget deficits, Stadtumbau Ost, urban regeneration

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