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 Saint-Étienne, France, as a major industrial city during the period from 1970 to 2000, and describes its recovery efforts. The city's culture and design-oriented recovery programme, involving the promotion of sectors through cluster sites, has matched the changing global economic landscape. However, its urban-regeneration efforts, concentrated largely in flagship physical projects, are less effective in dealing with the entrenched economic and social problems that are the inevitable legacy of industrial decline.

Keywords: Saint-Étienne; industrial city; culture; recovery programme; cluster sites; urban regeneration; economic problems; social problems; industrial decline

Chapter.  7002 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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