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Consumption and the Post-Industrial City


Frank Eckardt and Dieter Hassenpflug

The consequences of the industrial transition with regard to its social, political and architectural effects are the issue of this book. Today, the basis of urban growth lies more in the hands of those who consume and therefore organize their social potential. As the consumption city is not simply one new industry that comes next, the mixture of different life styles is the necessary matrix for revitalization of urban life. Difference and diversity are challenging manifold the management of this transition, wherefore no blue print for the urban regeneration can be produced. Consumption valorizes the cultural capital of every place and transmits it to the market. Drawing on the unique history of the place, the diversification of the post-industrial city requires a specific approach addressing the local in its characteristic potentials and threats.
Contents: Frank Eckardt: Consumption and the Post-Industrial City (Introduction) – Dieter Hassenpflug: City and Consumption – Derek Wynne/Justin O’Connor: Consumption and the Postmodern City – Sako Musterd: Four pictures of the Post-Industrial City – François Ascher: The Third Urban Revolution of Modernity – John Clammer: Culture and Consumption in the Post-Industrial City – Louise Nyström: Quality of Urban Life in Europe in the 21st Century – Anna Karwiñska: Social and Spatial Transformations in Polish Cities at the Beginning of the 21st Century – Iskara Dandolova: Deurbanisation in Bulgaria: Challenges of Transition and Sustainable Development – Maria Manuela Mendes: Cities «Archipelago» in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon – Steven Miles: Consuming Cities; Consuming Youth: Young People’s Lifestyles and the Appropriation of Cultural Space – Pase Mäenpää: Cultural Urbanisation of Helsinki: consumption, mobile phones and new ideal of planning – Martina Boese: Manchester’s Cultural Industries: A Vehicle of Racial Ex-/Inclusion? – Isabelle Fremeaux/David Garbin: «Community», Multi-culturalism and the Diasporic Negociation of Space and Identity in the East End of London – José Mapril: Transnational Jade Formations of the Translocal Practices of Chinese Immigrants in a Lisbon Innercity Neighbourhood – Svetlana Tchervonnaia: The Moscow of the 21st Century - Ethnic and Confessional Colour of a Post-industrial City – Albrecht Göschel: Local Community Identity Policy - Market Strategy, Cultural Education or the Home of the Citizens? – Malcolm Miles: Consuming Culture: Affluence and Social Space in the New Barcelona – Carlos J. L. Balsas: The Return to Downtown - Initial Reflections on the European Capital of Culture, Porto 2001 – Volker Kirchberg: Manifest and Latent Functions of Museums in the Post-Industrial City: A Taxonomy – Lucyna Nyka: Recycling Gdańsk’s Urban Spaces: the Processes Supporting the Identity of the City – Mija Bajic Brkovic: E-Communication and E-Services in Urban Management: Current Trends and Development Perspectives in Yugoslav Cities.