Anne Power, Jörg Plöger 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 Torino, Italy as a major industrial city during the period from 1970 to 2000, and describes its recovery efforts. Strong local leadership, made possible by the national reform that introduced directly elected mayors in 1993, was critical to the success of Torino's recovery effort. The entrepreneurial do-it-yourself approach to recovery and progress engendered by its new-style mayors has stood Torino in good stead. The city has also improved its appeal to tourists, knowledge workers, inward investors, and innovators.

Keywords: Torino; industrial city; Italy; local leadership; national reform; mayors; tourists; knowledge workers; inward investors; innovators

Chapter.  6666 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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