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Shrinking Cities

International Perspectives and Policy Implications

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The shrinking city phenomenon is a multidimensional process that affects cities, parts of cities or metropolitan areas around the world that have experienced dramatic decline in their economic and social bases. Shrinkage is not a new phenomenon in the study of cities. However, shrinking cities lack the precision of systemic analysis where other factors now at work are analysed: the new economy, globalisation, aging population (a new population transition) and other factors related to the search for quality of life or a safer environment. This volume places shrinking cities in a global perspective, setting the context for in-depth case studies of cities within Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Germany, France, Great Britain, South Korea, Australia, and the USA, which consider specific economic, social, environmental, cultural and land-use issues.

Author Biography

Dr. Karina M. Pallagst is the director of the Shrinking Cities in a Global Perspective Program at UC Berkeley's Center for Global Metropolitan Studies (http://www-iurd.ced.berkeley.edu/scg/index.htm). Pallagst previously worked as Senior Researcher at the Institute of Ecological and Regional Development (IOER) Dresden/Germany and Program Coordinator at UC Berkeley's Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD). Dr. Pallagst's publications and research focus primarily on comparative urban and regional studies as well as land use planning theory and practice. Since 1998 Thorsten Wiechmann is Senior Researcher at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development based in Dresden, Germany, and lecturer at the Dresden University of Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Planning from the University of Bonn. Besides his interest in planning theory and evaluation methods he has done research in urban and regional governance, strategic spatial planning and regional innovation systems. Dr Martinez-Fernandez is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Western Sydney -- The Urban Research Centre which study the challenges of contemporary urbanisation, evaluating consequences and devising effective solutions. Martinez-Fernandez's research concentrates on industry and policy analysis, networks and innovation systems in the new urban economy.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Contributors
Edited by Cristina Martinez-Fernandez Edited by Karina M. Pallagst Edited by Thorsten Wiechmann
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
10 Line drawings, black and white; 19 Halftones, black and white; 34 Tables, black and white; 29 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
318
ISBN-13
9780415804851
Product ID
4181302

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