Anne Power, Jörg Plö and Astrid Winkler

in Phoenix cities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9781847426833
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302964 | DOI:

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This chapter examines the collapse of Bremen, Germany as a major industrial city during the period from 1970 to 2000, and describes its recovery efforts. It suggests that Bremen seems to have undergone the most significant recovery of all the cities featured in this book. The city has halted population decline and shown recent improvements in employment. However, there are several factors that call into question how the city will fare in the future, including the consolidation of public finances, dealing with increasing social polarisation, and guaranteeing the long-term durability of the innovation strategy.

Keywords: Bremen; industrial city; Germany; population; employment; public finances; social polarisation; innovation strategy

Chapter.  4971 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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