The Making of a World City

The Making of a World City

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After two decades of evolution and transformation, London had become one of the most open and cosmopolitan cities in the world. The success of the 2012 Olympics set a high water-mark in the visible success of the city, while its influence and soft power increased in the global systems of trade, capital, culture, knowledge, and communications. The Making of a World City: London 1991 - 2021 sets out in clear detail both the catalysts that have enabled London to succeed and also the qualities and underlying values that are at play: Londona€™s openness and self-confidence, its inventiveness, influence, and its entrepreneurial zeal. Londona€™s organic, unplanned, incremental character, without a ruling design code or guiding master plan, proves to be more flexible than any planned city can be. Cities are high on national and regional agendas as we all try to understand the impact of global urbanisation and the re-urbanisation of the developed world. If we can explain Londona€™s successes and her remaining challenges, we can unlock a better understanding of how cities succeed.84 The evolution of London, 1991 to 2015 The first major shopping centre created in the London area since 1991 was Bluewater, at the junction of the M25 and the M2. ... development for social inclusion meant that retail construction took place as part of much larger regeneration efforts. The acclaimed Westfield London came to occupy an opportunity area in White City, filling in an important part of theanbsp;...

Title:The Making of a World City
Author:Greg Clark
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2014-10-16


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