Changing cities : rethinking urban competitiveness, cohesion and governance / edited by Nick Buck ... [and others].

by Buck, N. H., 1953-Looking glass.

Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.Description: xv, 317 pages ; 24cm.ISBN: 1403906793; 1403906807; 1403906807.Subject(s): Cities and towns -- Great BritainLooking glass | Municipal government -- Great BritainLooking glass | Sociology, Urban -- Great BritainLooking glass | Urban economicsLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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 programme 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, neighbourhoods and urban policy.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Part 1 Urban Cohesion, Competitiveness and Governance
  • The New Conventional Wisdom: Cities, Competitiveness, Cohesion and Governance
  • Economic Competitiveness and Cities
  • Social Cohesion in Cities
  • Integrated Cities
  • Part 2 Contemporary Issues Facing Cities
  • Innovation
  • Finance
  • Culture
  • Property Markets
  • Labour Markets
  • Social Exclusion and Place Gentrification
  • Governance, Citizenship and Participation
  • Governance Structures and Policies
  • Summary

Author notes provided by Syndetics

NICK BUCK is Professor and Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, UK.

IAN GORDON is Professor of Human Geography, London School of Economics, UK.

ALAN HARDING is Professor of Urban and Regional Governance and Co-Director of the Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures, Salford University, UK.

IVAN TUROK is Professor of Urban Economic Development, University of Glasgow, UK.
NICK BUCK is Professor and Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, UK.

IAN GORDON is Professor of Human Geography, London School of Economics, UK.

ALAN HARDING is Professor of Urban and Regional Governance and Co-Director of the Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures, Salford University, UK.

IVAN TUROK is Professor of Urban Economic Development, University of Glasgow, UK.

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