Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781861344458 Published May 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781861344441 Published May 2004 For sale in North and South America only

City Matters

Competitiveness, Cohesion and Urban Governance

Edited by Martin Boddy and Michael Parkinson

City Matters
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Edited by Martin Boddy and Michael Parkinson

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

464 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2004
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781861344458 Published May 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781861344441 Published May 2004 For sale in North and South America only
This book provides, in a single volume, a review of the findings of the largest ever programme of cities research in the UK, the Economic and Social Research Council's 'Cities: Competitiveness and Cohesion programme'. Leading experts present the findings of this wide-ranging programme organised around themes of competitiveness, social cohesion and the role of policy and governance. The book develops our understanding of key processes, issues and concepts critical to cities and urban change and examines a large body of evidence on a wide range of policy issues at the heart of current debates about the performance of cities and the prospects for urban renaissance. City matters is essential reading for all policy makers, practitioners, analysts and academics with an interest or involvement in urban issues.
List of tables and figures
Foreword by Sir Michael Lyons
Notes on contributors

1. Introduction
      Michael Parkinson and Martin Boddy
Part One: Competitiveness, cohesion and urban governance
2. Sources of city prosperity and cohesion: the case of Glasgow and Edinburgh
      Ivan Turok, Nick Bailey, Rowland Atkinson, Glen Bramley, Ian Docherty, Ken Gibb, Robina Goodlad, Annette Hastings, Keith Kintrea, Karryn Kirk, Joe Leibovitz, Bill Lever, Jimmy Morgan and Ronan Paddison
3. Reinventing cities in a restructuring region? The rhetoric and reality of renaissance in Liverpool and Manchester
      Alan Harding, Iain Deas, Richard Evans and Stuart Wilks-Heeg
4. Competitiveness and cohesion in a prosperous city-region: the case of Bristol
      Martin Boddy, Keith Bassett, Shaun French, Ron Griffiths, Christine Lambert, Andrew Leyshon, Ian Smith, Murray Stewart and Nigel Thrift
5. London: competitiveness, cohesion and the policy environment
      Ian Gordon, Belinda Brown, Nick Buck, Peter Hall, Michael Harloe, Mark Kleinman, Karen O'Reilly, Gareth Potts, Laura Smethurst and Jo Sparkes
Part Two: Competitiveness and urban change
6. Urban growth and competitiveness in Britain: a long-run perspective
      Barry Moore and Iain Begg
7. Migration, residential preferences and the changing environment of cities
      Tony Champion and Tania Fisher
8. Cities are not isolated states
      Paul Cheshire, Stefano Magrini, Francesca Medda and Vassilis Monastiriotis
Part Three: Competitiveness, innovation and the knowledge economy
9. Competitiveness as cohesion: social capital and the knowledge economy
      Philip Cooke
10. Innovation clusters and competitive cities in the UK and Europe
      James Simmie
Part Four: Housing, property and economic performance
11. The role of housing in city economic performance
      Geoffrey Meen and Mark Andrew
12. Economic structures, urban responses: framing and negotiating urban property development
      Simon Guy and John Henneberry
Part Five: Space, place and social cohesion
13. Does spatial concentration of disadvantage contribute to social exclusion?
      Nick Buck and Ian Gordon
14. The 'good' suburb as an urban asset in enhancing a city's competitiveness
      Peter Halfpenny, Nadia Joanne Britton, Fiona Devine and Rosemary Mellor
15. The middle class and the future of London
      Tim Butler
Part Six: Ethnicity, enterprise and social cohesion
16. Whose hidden assets? Inner-city potential for social cohesion and economic competitiveness
      Jo Foord and Norman Ginsburg
17. Ethnic minority enterprise in an inner-city context: the case of the independent restaurant sector in Birmingham
      Trevor Jones, Monder Ram and Tahir Abbas
18. Youth employment, racialised gendering and school-work transitions
      Sophie Bowlby, Sally Lloyd Evans and Clare Roche
Part Seven: Leadership, governance and social capital
19. Leadership and partnership in urban governance: evidence from London, Bristol and Glasgow
      David Sweeting, Robin Hambleton, Chris Huxham, Murray Stewart and Siv Vangen
20. 'Pathways to integration': tackling social exclusion on Merseyside
      Richard Meegan
21. Voluntary organisations and the generation of social capital in city politics
      Gerry Stoker, Graham Smith, William Maloney and Stephen Young
22. Competitiveness, cohesion and urban governance
      Martin Boddy and Michael Parkinson

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