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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.130) (p.131) Six Bremen
Phoenix cities

Anne Power

Jörg Plö

Astrid Winkler

Policy Press

This chapter examines the collapse of Bremen, Germany as a major industrial city during the period from 1970 to 2000, and describes its recovery efforts. It suggests that Bremen seems to have undergone the most significant recovery of all the cities featured in this book. The city has halted population decline and shown recent improvements in employment. However, there are several factors that call into question how the city will fare in the future, including the consolidation of public finances, dealing with increasing social polarisation, and guaranteeing the long-term durability of the innovation strategy.

Keywords:   Bremen, industrial city, Germany, population, employment, public finances, social polarisation, innovation strategy

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