The ‘good’ suburb as an urban asset in enhancing a city’s competitiveness

Peter Halfpenny, Nadia Joanne Britton, Fiona Devine and Rosemary Mellor

in City matters

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2004 | ISBN: 9781861344458
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301868 | DOI:
The ‘good’ suburb as an urban asset in enhancing a city’s competitiveness

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This chapter examines the role of suburbs in enhancing the competitiveness of cities in Great Britain, focusing on the city of Manchester, England. It provides a brief overview of the changing employment patterns within the city, and explores the financial and business-services sector and the experiences of people working within it. The chapter also analyses the role of prosperous neighbourhoods in attracting a skilled workforce to urban areas, and also the impact and implications of city development upon prosperous suburbs.

Keywords: suburbs; competitiveness; cities; Great Britain; Manchester; England; employment patterns; financial sector; business-services sector; skilled workforce

Chapter.  6731 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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