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Shrinking cities : understanding urban decline in the United States

Author: Russell Weaver; Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
Series: Routledge studies in urbanism and the city.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shrinking Cities explores the varied places and spaces in which urban decline occurs. This book argues that no single approach is sufficiently capable of explaining, predicting, and controlling the causes and consequences of urban decline in diverse spatial sites and situations. Instead, the book explores shrinking cities within the context of the local, highlighting the need to couple generalizable theoretical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Weaver, Russell.
Shrinking cities.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
(DLC) 2016011423
(OCoLC)950004095
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Weaver; Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen
ISBN: 9781317633617 131763361X 9781315757582 1315757583 9781315757582 9781317633594 1317633598 9781317633600 1317633601 9781138601154 1138601152
OCLC Number: 953735478
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 232 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Patterns and trends : measuring and mapping urban shrinkage --
pt. 3. Patterns and trends : measuring and mapping urban decline --
pt. 4. Explanations or urban shrinkage and decline --
5. Shrinkage and decline beyond the central city --
6. Pro-growth urban policy --
7. Rightsizing and smart decline --
8. Challenges and prospects of regional governance --
9. Sustainability and resilience --
10. Concluding remarks.
Series Title: Routledge studies in urbanism and the city.
Responsibility: Russell Weaver, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Jason Knight and Amy E. Frazier.

Abstract:

Shrinking Cities explores the varied places and spaces in which urban decline occurs. This book argues that no single approach is sufficiently capable of explaining, predicting, and controlling the causes and consequences of urban decline in diverse spatial sites and situations. Instead, the book explores shrinking cities within the context of the local, highlighting the need to couple generalizable theoretical approaches with localized frameworks and geospatial methods to understand and manage urban decline. The book focuses on particular phenomenon in shrinking cities, such as segregation, and outcomes, such as wage inequality, and asks: where does this happen? How does it happen? And how are the outcomes in one place or space connected to those in another? A range of theoretical and methodological perspectives are explored to highlight the intellectual, cultural, political, and economic forces at play in shrinking cities. The book also considers questions surrounding policy and planning and the need for decline-centred governance, central to understanding questions of sustainability and resilience.

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"This book is extremely well written. The authors offer apt summaries of a wide range of theoretical models of urban change, progrowth and rightsizing policies, and much more. Most importantly, and Read more...

 
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