Join Remaking Cities Institute Director Don Carter, FAIA at City of Asylum on Tuesday 23 October, for a talk about his book Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe.
Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe examines the transformation of post-industrial cities after the precipitous collapse of big industry in the 1980s on both sides of the Atlantic, presenting a holistic approach to restoring post-industrial cities.
Developed from the international 2013 Remaking Cities Congress chaired by Carter, the book brings together in-depth case studies of five cities in North America (Buffalo, Detroit, Milwaukee, New Orleans, and Pittsburgh) and five cities in Europe (Bilbao, Liverpool, Rotterdam, Ruhr Region, and Turin). The book documents their recovery in the thirty-year period from 1985 to 2015.
Each chapter examines the history of the city, its transformation, and its prospects for the future. The ten case studies interweave these findings with issues crucial to the resilience of post-industrial cities including: sustainability; doing more with less; public engagement; and equity (social, economic and environmental). The book concludes with “lessons learned.”