© 1999

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

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

About the editors

BERNHARD BLANKE is Professor of Political Science and Head of the Centre for Social and Public Policy at the University of Hannover. His interests include social security, labour market/migration, regional policies, local government and comparative health policy and public sector management. Since 1996 he has been Co-Director of the Centre for Health Economics and Health Systems Research at the University.

RANDALL SMITH is Reader in Policy Studies at the University of Bristol. His current interests include the domestic impact of European Union policies and procedures, the development of community care policies in the UK, changes in policies for older people, the interrelationships between housing and community care and evaluation of innovative practices in the field of mental health. He is editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Policy and Politics.

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