International Handbook of Urban Policy, Volume 2. Issues in by H. S. Geyer

By H. S. Geyer

This publication brings jointly various viewpoints on quite a number the burning matters affecting city sustainability in North the USA and Europe initially of the twenty first century. H.S. Geyer covers a variety of the city coverage concerns that confirm the expansion and improvement development in addition to the livability of towns within the Occident. the quantity specializes in 3 extensive topics: nuances in city coverage formula in Britain and the us; the evolvement of city platforms locally and globally; and, the social and financial forces that make certain city livability and produce approximately switch within the demographic panorama of towns in either Europe and the us. during this instruction manual the various world's so much skilled researchers exhibit their perspectives - frequently debatable - on issues as various because the position of the IT quarter, inhabitants getting older, migration, international warming and social economics inside of city improvement. this significant instruction manual has a robust demographic and developmental concentration and covers city coverage concerns that are meant to be of curiosity to a large readership - from city making plans, geography, local technology and economics, to overseas enterprise, inhabitants experiences, historical past and political technological know-how.

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The dense network of small and medium-sized cities centred around Brussels and Antwerp is home to around 80 per cent of the country’s population. The main challenge facing Flemish towns is widely acknowledged to be the strong suburbanization of higher income groups and unemployment and deteriorating living conditions in poor inner-city areas. Despite efforts to revitalize the urban core in recent years, many cities continue to face large restructuring challenges. Austria is dominated by Vienna.

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In 2005, 71 per cent of EU member states’ population was urban. Urbanization has been an old, longstanding phenomenon in countries like the UK and Belgium, whereas in some of the smaller states such as Ireland and Portugal urbanization started to pick up only much later. Rapid urbanization is expected to continue to occur in the near future. Growth rates are not related to the population size of the country or to the size of the national urban system. The newest member states, Bulgaria and Romania, have both experienced rapid urbanization from the 1950s to the 1980s, but since then the share of urban population in these countries has increased only marginally (Bulgaria) or has even declined (Romania).

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