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 Sheffield, England as a major industrial city during the period from 1970 to 2000, and describes its recovery efforts. Major investments in infrastructure and neighbourhood-renewal programmes have transformed the image of Sheffield. This, combined with its growing student population driving demand for new services and business, and its ample green spaces, will be important quality-of-life factors attracting knowledge workers to the city. The strong partnership arrangements Sheffield has put in place to manage its own regeneration and economic-development process are vital to coordinated progress.

Keywords: Sheffield; industrial city; England; investments; infrastructure; neighbourhood renewal; student population; knowledge worker; partnership; economic development

Chapter.  6099 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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