Shrinking Cities: A Global Perspective by Harry W. RichardsonShrinking Cities: A Global Perspective by Harry W. Richardson

Shrinking Cities: A Global Perspective

EditorHarry W. Richardson, Chang Woon Nam

Paperback | March 19, 2014

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This book examines a rapidly emerging new topic in urban settlement patterns: the role of shrinking cities. Much coverage is given to declining fertility rates, ageing populations and economic restructuring as the factors behind shrinking cities, but there is also reference to resource depletion, the demise of single-company towns and the micro-location of environmental hazards.

The contributions show that shrinkage can occur at any scale ¿ from neighbourhood to macro-region - and they consider whether shrinkage of metropolitan areas as a whole may be a future trend. Also addressed in this volume is the question of whether urban shrinkage policies are necessary or effective.

The book comprises four parts:

  • world or regional issues (with reference to the European Union and Latin America);
  • national case studies (the United States, India, China, Korea, Taiwan, Germany, Romania and Estonia);
  • city case studies (Detroit, Buffalo, Cleveland, Naples, Belfast and Halle);
  • and broad issues such as the environmental consequences of shrinking cities.

This book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners working in the fields of urban studies, economic geography and public policy.

Harry W. Richardsonis the James Irvine Chair of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Southern California, USA.Chang Woon Namis Senior Economist at the Ifo Institute, Munich, Germany.
Title:Shrinking Cities: A Global PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:March 19, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415643961

ISBN - 13:9780415643962

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionHarry W. Richardson and Chang Woon Nam Part I: Global and Regional Issues  2. International Shrinking Cities: Analysis, classification and prospectsWendell Cox  3.Shrinking Cities in Latin America: An oxymoron?Ivonne Audirac  4. Urban Shrinkage in the EUGert-Jan Hospers Part II: National Issues 5. Shrinking Cities: The United StatesRichard Morrill  6.The Landscape of Population Decline in the United States: Considering the roles of the demographic components of change and geographyRachel Franklin  7. Are Large German Cities Really Shrinking? Demographic and economic development in recent yearsFlorian Bartholomae and Chang Woon Nam  8. Urban Shrinkage in Romania: Scope and determinantsAlina M. Schoenberg and Daniela LuminitaConstantin  9. Shrinking Cities and Processes in EstoniaPeter Friedrich, Aivo ¿per and Kadri Ukrainski  10. Shrinking Cities in South Korea: The futureHarry W. Richardson and Chang-Hee Christine Bae  11.When Growth Grinds to a Halt: Population and economic development of resource-depleted cities in ChinaSylvia Ying He  12.IndiaSukumar Ganapati  13. Are Cities in Taiwan Shrinking?Michael Cheng-Yi Lin Part III: Case Study Cities  14. Driving Shrinking DetroitGeorge Galster  15. Planning for Regional Depopulation in Greater BuffaloJustin Hollander and Bernard Cahill  16. Innovation and Shrinking Cities: What can we learn from Cleveland¿s regional innovation system?Michael S. Fogarty and Gasper A. Garofalo  17. Halle: A shrinking city in Eastern GermanyFlorian Bartholomae and Chang Woon Nam  18. The Urban Area of Naples: From shrinking city to the metropolitan areaGerardo Schettino 19. Losing Households in a House Divided: The case of BelfastFrank Gaffikin and Ken Sterrett Part IV: General Issues  20. Compact Development as a Factor in Income Resilience among Shrinking Counties in the United States: Statistical analysis with policy implicationsArthur C. Nelson, Susan Petheram and Reid Ewing  21. Environmental Impacts of Shrinking CitiesTilman Rave  22. ConclusionsHarry W. Richardson and Chang Woon Nam