Cities in Transition

New Challenges, New Responsibilities

  • Bernhard Blanke
  • Randall Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Bernhard Blanke, Randall Smith
      Pages 1-3
  3. The Urban Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
  4. Local Issues and Global Implications

  5. Global Concerns and Local Strategies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 265-272

About this book


This volume explores a range of current problems faced by cities in Germany and England and reflects on constructive strategies for enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of twenty-first century urban environments. The chapters of the book are based on papers given at a symposium organised by the Universities of Bristol and Hannover in 1997 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of twinning between the cities of Hannover and Bristol.


community environment European Union (EU) identity Institution interdependence politics quality of life sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernhard Blanke
    • 1
  • Randall Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HanoverGermany
  2. 2.University of BristolUK

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