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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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City matters

Peter Halfpenny

Nadia Joanne Britton

Fiona Devine

Rosemary Mellor

Policy Press

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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