DPU Working Paper - No. 63
Structural Adjustment and Cities: Three Papers
24 July 1994
Authors: Nigel Harris
Publication Date: 1994
Cities are the most dynamic component in the territorial economy. As a result, they reveal most swiftly the functional effects of changes taking place in the wider economic context. The more extensive the economy, the more dramatic these changes in function may be. In our own times, the effects of the discontinuous emergence of an integrated global economy can be expected therefore to have profound effects on cities. However at the moment these can only partly be predicted, so there can be only an equally partial understanding of the reshaping of the functions of cities. The processes of reshaping set the main agenda for urban development.