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Title Shrinking cities : international perspectives and policy implications / edited by Karina Pallagst, Thorsten Wiechmann and Cristina Martinez-Fernandez.
Imprint New York, NY : Routledge, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 318 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge advances in geography ; 8
Routledge advances in geography ; 8.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Cities and towns -- Growth.
Urban-rural migration.
Social change.
Cities and towns -- Growth -- Case studies.
Urban-rural migration -- Case studies.
Social change -- Case studies.
Genre Case studies.
Electronic books.
Contents pt. 1. Shrinkage in a global perspective -- pt. 2. Urban change and the role of shrinkage -- pt. 3. Strategic and policy implications.
Summary 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. -- Publisher website.
Other Author Pallagst, Karina, editor.
Wiechmann, Thorsten, 1968- editor.
Martinez-Fernandez, Cristina, editor.
Other Title Print version: Shrinking cities. New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014 9780415804851