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Western European Urban Development, 1950-2000
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History. (Stads- och kommunhistoria, Urban history)
2011 (English)In: Evropská velkomesta mezi koncem války svetové a války studené 1945-1989 / [ed] Sestavili Olga Fejtová, Vaclav Ledvinka, Jiri Pesek, Praha: Scriptorium; Archiv hl. m. prahy , 2011, 23-41 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The article looks at how cities in Western Europe experienced and responded to the socio-economic transformations, collectively known as post-industrialism, that took place in the second half of the 20th century. The focus is on population growth in the largest urban agglomerations. The shift to a post-industrial society has generally been followed by considerably lower urban growth rates, with most growth shifting from smaller to larger agglomerations. At the regional level, there has been a shift in urban growth centres from the south to the north and north-west of Western Europe. Those cities that have been flourishing (whether for longer periods or shorter ones) are presumed to have managed to creatively combine favourable structural conditions with their ability to develop their own transformative capacity.

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Praha: Scriptorium; Archiv hl. m. prahy , 2011. 23-41 p.
, Documenta Pragensia, ISSN 0231-7443 ; XXX
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1950-2000, Western Europe, post-industrialism, globalisation, urban agglomeration, urban growth, urban trajectory, transformative capacity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-85750ISBN: 978-80-87271-43-8ISBN: 978-80-86852-38-6OAI: diva2:584686
Available from: 2013-01-09 Created: 2013-01-09 Last updated: 2013-02-12Bibliographically approved

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