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Changing Cities : Rethinking Urban Competitiveness, Cohesion and Governance - Nick Buck

Changing Cities

Rethinking Urban Competitiveness, Cohesion and Governance

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2005
ISBN: 9781403906793
Number Of Pages: 336

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A new conventional wisdom, spanning academic and policy communities, sees a combination of economic competitiveness, social cohesion and responsive governance as essential for survival in the post-1980s world--and cities as crucial to achieving these goals. This interdisciplinary text provides the first critical examination of these ideas, drawing on the UK Cities research program and other recent research. It combines analysis of the competitiveness-cohesion-governance problematic with examination of the major processes underlying key sectors of the urban economy, physical development, social relations, neighborhoods and urban policy.

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'This book will challenge and stimulate students new to the field. But it will also satisfy older heads looking to have their intellectual curiosity refreshed... Its analysis and policy lessons will be valuable for researchers and policy-makers alike. In particular its trenchant critique of the 'New Conventional Wisdom' which dominates academic and policy discussion of urban issues at the beginning of the 21st century should be compulsory reading for anyone interested in cities - wherever they live or work.' - Professor Michael Parkinson 'I would not hesitate to recommend the book to academics with an interest in understanding how key issues like competitiveness, cohesion and governance play out on the contemporary scene of urban studies at the beginning of the twenty-first century.' - Acta Sociologica

Urban Cohesion, Competitiveness and Governance
The New Conventional Wisdom: Cities, Competitiveness, Cohesion and Governance
Economic Competitiveness and Cities
Social Cohesion in Cities
Integrated Cities
Contemporary Issues Facing Cities
Property Markets
Labour Markets
Social Exclusion and Place Gentrification
Governance, Citizenship and Participation
Governance Structures and Policies
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ISBN: 9781403906793
ISBN-10: 1403906793
Series: Cities Texts
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1