Geografie 1993, 98, 209-221

Remaking Inner Cities: A Case for New Spatial and Financial Functioning in Finnish City Centers

Harri Andersson

Department of Geography, University of Turku, SF - 20 500 Turku, Finland

The post-industrial renewal of urban structure is creating a new city center culture in which social, political and economic interests are intermingled. The current practice of city center renewal based on internal growth and partnership policy also causes undesirable consequences arising from the new form of service-based economy and the changes in space utilization and mobility associated with the future development of cities.