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Shrinking cities


  • Here are entered general works on cities in which the population and economic activity have declined. This heading may be divided geographically by names of individual regions, countries, states, etc. Works on the decline of specific cities are entered under the heading for the city with subdivisions such as [--Economic conditions; --Population,] etc., as appropriate.

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    • City shrinkage
    • Contraction, Urban
    • Shrinkage, Urban
    • Shrunken cities
    • Urban contraction
    • Urban decline
    • Urban shrinkage
    • Urban shrinking
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: 2010538860: Shrinking cities South/North, 2010:pp. 10-11 (the term shrinking cities, of German coinage "schrumpfende Städte," emerges in the 1990s; urban shrinking; urban shrinkage) p. 38 (city shrinkage) p. 175 (urban contraction) p. 4 of cover (industrial, economic, and/or population shrinkage)
    • found: Shrinking cities, c2005-c2006:v. 1, p. 12 ("shrinking cities"--a problematic term; it seems at first to simply point to a phenomenon: the decline of the urban population and economic activity in certain cities; but behind this term are hidden various causes, processes, and effects)
    • found: Shrinking cities, 2007:p. 18 (no general definition of "urban shrinkage" has been accepted in German research so far, but there is mutual consent with regard to its causes, namely de-industrialisation, suburbanisation and demographic change)
    • found: Kulturstiftung des Bundes. Schrumpfende Städte. English Web site, Feb. 15, 2011:about us (shrinking cities; shrunken cities)
    • found: Shrinking Cities International Research Network WWW site, Feb. 15, 2011.
    • notfound: Encyc. of the city, 2005;Encyc. of urban studies, 2010
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered general works on cities in which the population and economic activity have declined. This heading may be divided geographically by names of individual regions, countries, states, etc. Works on the decline of specific cities are entered under the heading for the city with subdivisions such as [--Economic conditions; --Population,] etc., as appropriate.
  • Change Notes

    • 2011-02-15: new
    • 2011-03-25: revised
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