Comeback CitiesTransformation strategies for former industrial cities
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- Comeback Cities
Exhibition at the Audax Textile Museum in Tilburg from 22 September 2009 to 10 January 2010. In 2010 this presentation will be touring in 12 European cities.
Europe has many towns and cities that were previously dominated by the textile industry, sometimes for centuries. When the industry moved to low-wage countries, these once flourishing cities had to find other means of existence and a new purpose for their deserted factory building.
Comeback Cities presents the results of a unique, large-scale study about the period following the demise of the textile industry in 12 European towns ands cities: Tilburg (Netherlands), Chemnitz (Germany), Ghent (Belgium), Roubaix (France), Lodz (Poland), Prato (Italy), Leeds, Manchester and Huddersfield (United Kingdom) and Tampere and Forssa (Finland). The research was carried out by specialists from the Universities of Brussels, Tilburg, Manchester and Helsinki as well as from the Fontys Academy of Architecture and Urbanism. It focuses on the various ways in which these cities have worked – or con¬tinue to work – on a successful comeback following the demise of the textile industry. The results are crucial for industrial cities which are keen to reposition and promote themselves as locations with an attractive economic and cultural climate.
With its various case studies, Comeback Cities serves as a catalyst for the development of ideas on urban regeneration in the field of economics, architecture and urban design, and as a stimulus to international cooperation. The book is lavishly illustrated with exceptional photographs from the past and present.
ISBN 978-90-5662-707-2 | 1. edition | September 2009 | sold out | Nienke van Boom and Hans Mommaas | design: Beukers Scholma | English | hardcover | 17,5 x 24,5 cm | 256 pages | illustrated (150 full color)