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The Uncertain Future of the Urban Core

1st Edition

By Christopher M. Law


266 pages

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Originally published in 1988. Inner city problems in advanced countries are being exacerbated by the decentralisation of economic activities and higher income groups. Only offices and tourism offer some prospects of growth, but these vary in their potential from one city to another. This book assesses changes in the structure of urban areas, concentrating on the process of decentralisation and the consequences for the inner city and city centre. It examines and evaluates policies and makes suggestions for the future management of the city.

Table of Contents

List of Tables; List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The Changing Urban System and the Evolution of Metropolitan Spatial Form 2. The Planning of Core Areas 3. The Case Study Cities 4. The Residential Function of the Urban Core 5. Employment in the Core 6. Retailing in the Urban Core 7. Offices in the Core 8. Transport and Urban Change 9. Conclusion; List of References; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies

Reissuing works originally published between 1968 and 1997, this 24 volume set offers a selection of scholarship on urban studies. Topics include urban policy, urban economics, and identity and poverty in urban communities. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology and urban studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban