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City mattersCompetitiveness, cohesion and urban governance$
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Martin Boddy and Michael Parkinson

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344458

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.001.0001

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The ‘good’ suburb as an urban asset in enhancing a city’s competitiveness

The ‘good’ suburb as an urban asset in enhancing a city’s competitiveness

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(p.254) (p.255) Fourteen The ‘good’ suburb as an urban asset in enhancing a city’s competitiveness
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City matters
Author(s):

Peter Halfpenny

Nadia Joanne Britton

Fiona Devine

Rosemary Mellor

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.003.0014

This chapter examines the role of suburbs in enhancing the competitiveness of cities in Great Britain, focusing on the city of Manchester, England. It provides a brief overview of the changing employment patterns within the city, and explores the financial and business-services sector and the experiences of people working within it. The chapter also analyses the role of prosperous neighbourhoods in attracting a skilled workforce to urban areas, and also the impact and implications of city development upon prosperous suburbs.

Keywords:   suburbs, competitiveness, cities, Great Britain, Manchester, England, employment patterns, financial sector, business-services sector, skilled workforce

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