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Measuring the recovery of weak market cities

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847426833.003.0012
Measuring the recovery of weak market cities

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This chapter discusses the measurement of the recovery of the seven weak market cities featured in this volume. It explains that urban recovery is the progress of overcoming the problems associated with economic restructuring and industrial decline, such as population loss, job losses, urban decay, and increasing social deprivation, and that it is the outcome of complex interaction of different factors. The chapter evaluates whether the recovery in the selected cities was real and if it could be supported by measurable evidence. It provides the overall ranking of the seven cities on quantitative and qualitative measures.

Keywords: weak market cities; urban recovery; economic restructuring; industrial decline; population loss; job losses; urban decay; social deprivation

Chapter.  7188 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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