Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447327530 Published August 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447327523 Published August 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Cities for a Small Continent

International Handbook of City Recovery

Anne Power

Cities for a Small Continent

Anne Power

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

208 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447327530 Published August 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447327523 Published August 2016 For sale in North and South America only
This book offers close analyses of a number of postindustrial European and North American cities in various stages of rebirth. Case studies including Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland, as well as European cities such as Bilbao, Leipzig, Torino, and Sheffield­, examine what lessons we can draw from these cities’ experiences of policies that affect growth, decline, crisis management, and other topics. With a particular focus on innovative policies to promote sustainability and good resource management, the book highlights the environmental damage caused by industrial growth and explores the ongoing work—and exciting potential—of reclamation and restoration efforts.
Contents
Foreword ~ ​Richard Rogers; 
Cities in a Crowded Continent; 
Divided and United Europe; 
Grit and Vision; 
Struggle and Strive; 
Threats and Opportunities; 
Over scale and under scale; 
The Power of Social Innovation; 
Shoots of growth in US Cities ~ Bruce Katz and Alex Jones; 
New Ways Out of the Woods
Review Quotes
Barbara Kiser | Nature
“Many of Europe’s storied cities have seen more bust than boom for decades, writes urban-sustainability specialist Power. Yet a number have risen reinvented, and in this brilliant analysis, Power shows how. She follows the march of seven ‘Phoenix cities’ with strong industrial legacies, from Sheffield, UK, to Turin in Italy, as they weather upheavals and de-industrialize with the aid of major public investment. These conurbations should be seen, she argues, as the vanguard in the low-carbon transformation outlined by economist Nicholas Stern.”
Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics and Political Science
“Power’s book charts a new future towards cleaner, less congested, more productive and attractive cities. It builds on a strong sense of history and a deep understanding of the dynamics of cities. It is a very important contribution.”
Massimo Bricocoli, Politecnico di Milano
Cities for a Small Continent is a great contribution for an understanding of the very peculiar and extraordinary features that frame the present and future of European cities. An essential reference for understanding the urban phenomenon worldwide.”
Bruce Katz, centennial scholar at the Brookings Institution
“An essential read, arriving at a time when European cities are on the front lines of addressing some of the continent’s most pressing challenges: international migration, demographic transformation, climate change, sluggish economic growth, and public safety.”
Howard Davies, chair of the Royal Bank of Scotland
“Europe’s economic future is bound up with the future of its cities. Based on an analysis of how and why some cities have found a new route to success, this resulting guide is informative and practical, and will be hugely valuable to others.”
Richard Rogers, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
“Power is a tireless enthusiast for cities and a better society. This is a passionate, original, and informative book, telling how urban reinvention can create a more radical and sustainable future.”
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