Cities in Transition : New Challenges, New Responsibilities / edited by B. Blanke, R. Smith.

Edition
  • 1st ed. 1999.
Published
  • London : Palgrave Macmillan UK : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan 1999
Physical description
xiii, 272 p. : ill.
ISBN
  • 0-230-50838-3
  • 0-333-98227-4
Notes
  • Conference proceedings.
  • Includes bibliographical reference.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Original electronic resource. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
Contents
  • List of Figures and Plates -- FOREWORD; Connie Martin -- Notes on Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction; B.Blanke & R.Smith -- PART I: THE URBAN FUTURE -- 20-40 Vision - Urban Futures to Avoid and Urban Futures to Admire; N.Thrift -- PART II: LOCAL ISSUES AND GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS -- The Politics of Interdependence - Risk and Uncertainty in the City Region; M.Stewart -- Commentary on Murray Stewart's Thesis; D.F├╝rst -- Identity, Community and Polity in the 21st Century - Thinking About the Future in Bristol; P.Burton -- Identities, Communities and Policies - Cities on the Threshold of a New Era; A. von Saldern -- The Dual City or the City of Many Parts? Rethinking Differences in Cities in Transition; S.Watson -- Socio-Economic Exclusion and the Stability of the Urban Social Order; H.Schridde -- Industrial Past and Urban Future in the Ruhr; W.Siebel -- PART III: GLOBAL CONCERNS AND LOCAL STRATEGIES -- Local City Structures Under Pressure to Change; H.Schubert -- European Union Policies and Finds - The Role of Urban Government in England; R.Smith -- Defining Innovative Potential in City Regions; A.Brandt -- Local Capacity in Bristol - Tentative Steps Towards Institutional Thickness; N.Oatley & C.Lambert -- Capacity at the Local Level for Action; H.Heinelt & N.Staeck -- Changing Cities - Transforming Socio-Ecological Relations in Bristol and Brussels; C.Fudge -- Implementing Sustainable Development at the Local and Regional Level; S.Kunst -- Challenges to Urban Policy: Modernisation and the Mobilisation of Local Responses in the 21st Century; B.Blanke & R.Smith -- Index.
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  • This volume explores a range of current problems faced by cities in Germany and England and reflects on constructive strategies for enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of twenty-first century urban environments. The chapters of the book are based on papers given at a symposium organised by the Universities of Bristol and Hannover in 1997 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of twinning between the cities of Hannover and Bristol.

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