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Author Clark, Greg, 1962-

Title The making of a world city : London 1991 to 2021 / Greg Clark
Published Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley Blackwell, 2015
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Contents Cover; Series; Title Page; Copyright; About the Author; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Tribute to Honor Chapman; Section I: London in 1991 -- Setting the scene; Chapter 1 : Introduction: Honor Chapman and London: World City; Chapter 2 : London prior to 1991: The back story; Planning for a new world city; The rise of finance and a new rationale for post-industrial London; A hiatus of government; The LDDC and a new era of pragmatism; Chapter 3 : The 1991 London: World City report and its message about London; Old rivals, new rivals; An agenda for metropolitan governance
Brand new: The promotion of LondonThe future knowledge economy; Section II: The evolution of London, 1991 to 2015; Chapter 4 : The internationalisation of London's economy; Internationalisation of London's labour force; The global financial crisis and after; Chapter 5 : Leadership, governance and policy; 1997 and a new direction for metropolitan government; The London Plan: A global city strategy; London boroughs; Promoting London; London's governance today; Chapter 6 : Re-investment and urban regeneration; Cultural revitalisation of the South Bank: Lambeth, Southwark and Greenwich
Infrastructure, housing and skillsChapter 12 : Investment in London: Challenges and solutions; London's relationship with the UK; London's constrained investment scene; The financial and investment capacity of London's five principal rivals; London's fiscal position in perspective; Chapter 13 : Eight imperatives for London; Chapter 14 : Lessons from London for other cities; Appendix; The Times, 7 December 2009; Bibliography; Index; Advert; End User License Agreement
New regeneration powers from 2000Regeneration in perspective; From de-industrial to post-industrial: Building a new experience for markets, leisure and commerce; Chapter 7 : Corporate hub, office market and real estate; The rise and rise of tall buildings; The diffusion of London's office geography; The transformative impact of foreign capital; Chapter 8 : Homes and housing in London; Consensus but complacency in the 1990s; The London Plan and a new agenda for housing; London's housing predicament: Prospects and solutions; Chapter 9 : London's evolving infrastructure platform
The impact of TfL and citywide government on transportFrom incrementalism to integration?; Section III: London today and in the future; Chapter 10 : World cities today; Measuring world cities in 2015; Emerging world cities ; Insights from benchmarks about short- and long-term city success; Chapter 11 : London in the next decade: Implications of the rise of other world cities; Finance and business: Global leadership in a new context; Culture, diversity and destination; Higher education, technology and new sectors; Sustainability and liveability: Aspiration or reality?
Summary "In 1986 the UK Government abolished city government in London, and there was a vacuum of ideas and directions for the future of this once great city. But somehow London flourished and in 1991 the word 'world city' was used to describe its agenda or the future in a ground breaking report. 20 years later London is the leading city in the world. How did they do that? The text is based around interviews with 60 key urban thinkers and practitioners from around the world, backed up by data and charts, regarding their views on London's past, current and future position and challenges as a World City. The study was inspired by the untimely death of Honor Chapman and has been funded by 5 of the property markets' key players, Grosvenor, Land Securities, Great Portland Estates, the London Communications Agency and ourselves. Honor was renowned and highly respected for her analysis and insights into cities and their property markets and her involvement in the original 1991 book, London World City was testament to this. The recommendations that came from that project laid many of the foundations of modern city marketing and certainly were instrumental in making London what it is today. The study gives a detailed guide to how London's governance was set up and of the stages of the cities evolution, as well as thoughts from many of the world's leading urban thinkers on where to go from here. Cities are of course high on national and regional agendas at the moment as we all try to work out the impact of urbanisation; for this reason we feel that there is a ready international market for understanding "how London did it" and what it will do next"-- Provided by publisher
"Provides a detailed case study of one city but grounded in the experience of many cities worldwide and will enable comparison"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject City planning -- England -- London.
Community development -- England -- London.
Urban policy -- England -- London.
London (England)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2014024043
ISBN 1118609727 (ePub)
1118609735 (Adobe PDF)
9781118609729 (ePub)
9781118609736 (Adobe PDF)