Competitive Citites is an assessment of the way in which `partnership', a word much used by politicians, has helped to shape the economic futures of four cities on both sides of the Atlantic - Atlanta, Toronto, Birmingham and Rotterdam.
'Will be great value to all involved in the renewal process, and most especially practitioners and policy makers.' - Urban Regeneration
'…this is an empressionistic piece of writing.' - International Planning Studies
'…the specific accounts of the urban initiatives of the 1990,s in the four cities, together with some detailed description of current projects were well worth reading, especially for the less familiar cases.' - European Planning Studies
'…this is a book which will have interest for academics who want to find out more about the case study cities, and policy makers looking for new ideas.' - Environmental Planning and Management
'…eminently readable, clear and to the point…Duffy tells four good stories which were worth telling…reaches significant conclusions on policy lessons…' - Environment and Planning
'…Duffy sheds a great deal of light on today's urban world and her lively, elegant style will ensure that her book is greatly valued.' - Cities
Introduction. Atlanta. Birmingham. Rotterdam. Toronto. Conclusions. Index.