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Cities in crisis - Jrg Knieling

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Title
Cities in crisis - socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in southern European cities
Author
Jrg Knieling
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Routledge
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20180725

In recent years, European societies and territories have witnessed the spatial impacts of a severe financial and socio-economic crisis. This book builds on the current debate concerning how cities and urban regions and their citizens deal with the consequences of the recent financial and socio-economic crisis.

Cities in Crisis examines the political and administrative implications of austerity measures applied in southern European cities. These include cuts in local public spending and the processes of privatization of local public assets, as well as issues related to the re-scaling, recentralization or decentralization of competencies. Attention is paid to the rise of new 'austerity regimes', the question of their legitimacy and their spatial manifestations, and in particular to the social consequences of austerity.

The contributions to this book lay the foundation for recommendations on how to improve and consolidate qualified governance arrangements in order to better address rapid economic and social changes. Such recommendations are applicable to cities and urban regions both within and outside of Europe. It identifies possible approaches, tools and partnerships to tackle the effects of the crisis and to prepare European cities for future challenges.

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Jrg Knieling is Professor for Urban Planning and Regional Development at HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany.



Frank Othengrafen is Professor for Regional Planning and Governance at the Leibniz Universitt Hannover, Germany.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Cities and towns - Europe.|Urban economics.|Europe - Economic conditions.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
334

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