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How do US weak market cities compare with Europe?

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/9781847426833.003.0013
How do US weak market cities compare with Europe?

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This chapter compares the recovery of American weak market cities with those in Europe. It provides a general overview of urban-development phases in the old industrial U.S. cities that struggled with industrial decline and urban crisis. These include Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Louisville, Chattanooga, and Akron. The chapter explains how these cities developed into industrial giants and how they were subsequently hit by industrial decline.

Keywords: weak market cities; American cities; urban development; industrial decline; urban crisis; European cities; industrial cities

Chapter.  5114 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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