The Coming of the Post-Industrial City
Challenges and Responses in
Western European Urban Development since 1950
Over the past half a century European cities have been challenged by a number of new and often interrelated forces such as globalisation, deindustrialisation and European integration. These new traits have had profound impacts on urban developments.
The topic of this book is how cities in Western Europe have experienced and responded to all these social-economic transformations known as postindustrialism.
The focus is on three interrelated themes that, taken together, adequately cover the challenges posed to European cities since the 1950s: urban growth, urban systems and urban politics.
THE COMING OF THE POST-INDUSTRIAL CITY
Authors: Søren Bitsch Christensen (Denmark), Linus Bellander (Sweden), Eugenia Bournova (Greece), José Maria Cardesin (Spain), Harm Kaal (Netherlands), Magda de Avelar Pinheiro (Portugal), George Progulakis (Greece), Lars Nilssson (Sweden).