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Uniform Title Comeback cities. English
Title Comeback cities : transformation strategies for former industrial cities / Nienke van Boom and Hans Mommaas (eds.)
Published Rotterdam : NAi Publishers, cop. 2009


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Description 256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Managing for opportunities : former textile cities in a post-Fordist era / Hans Mommaas, Nienke van Boom -- Comeback cities in pictures 1 -- Case study 1. Tilburg/Enschede : urban regimes and evolutionary paths / Nienke van Boom, Hans Mommaas -- Case study 2. Manchester/Huddersfield. Place, culture and urban change / Robert Grimm, Katie Milestone -- Case study 3. Tampere/Forssa : morphology, regimes and meanings / Panu Lehtovuori, Mikko Lindqvist, Suvi Er´┐Żapalo -- Case study 4. Ghent/Roubaix : centre, periphery and urban visions / Eric Corijn, Peter Scholliers -- Comeback cities in pictures 2 -- Fatal clusters. TIlburg : the evolutionary pathway of the Tilburg wool industry / Michiel Scheffer -- Design workshop. Tilburg : spatial comeback strategies for Tilburg / Michael Bol, Ivo Bastiaansen
Summary Comeback Cities presents the results of a unique study of the period following the demise of the textile industry across cities in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, England, Finland, France, Italy and Poland. The research focuses on the solutions these cities have conceived to recover from today's outsource economy. In a variety of case studies, Comeback Cities stimulates discussion on urban revitalization and international cooperation. Alongside this research, the book surveys the worldwide debate on this topic, and is richly illustrated with photographs
For centuries, certain cities in Europe were dominated by the textile industry-until the industry relocated to lower-wage countries, leaving these formerly prosperous cities languishing, their abandoned factories sitting unpurposed and untenanted
Notes Omslagtitel: Transformation strategies for former industrial cities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Architecture, Industrial -- Designs and plans.
Architecture, Industrial -- Europe.
City planning -- Europe.
Factories -- Remodeling for other use.
Industrial buildings -- Remodeling for other use.
Textile industry -- Europe -- History.
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Europe.
Urban renewal -- Europe.
SUBJECT Tilburg (Netherlands) -- History.
Author Boom, Nienke van.
Mommaas, Hans.
LC no. 2009521673
ISBN 9056627074 (geb.)
9789056627072 (geb.)
Other Titles Transformation strategies for former industrial cities