Shrinking Cities : International Perspectives and Policy Implications Hardback
Part of the Routledge Advances in Geography series
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 analyzed: the new economy, globalization, 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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 318 pages, 10 Line drawings, black and white; 19 Halftones, black and white; 34 Tables, black and wh
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/04/2010
- Category: Human geography
- ISBN: 9780415804851