Journal Article
Shrinking cities

Shrinking cities, a term developed by German architect Philipp Oswalt around 2005, 
describes a heterogeneous group of cities that are mostly found in developed and de-
industrialising nations. These cities are broadly characterised by a combination of 
population loss and building loss. Sometimes these losses are tremendous-up to 60 or 70 
per cent population loss and 30 or 40 per cent of building loss.

Title
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsRyan BD
JournalKerb: Journal of Landscape Architecture
Issue24
Pagination80-81
ISSN 1324-8049
Abstract

Shrinking cities, a term developed by German architect Philipp Oswalt around 2005, 
describes a heterogeneous group of cities that are mostly found in developed and de-
industrialising nations. These cities are broadly characterised by a combination of 
population loss and building loss. Sometimes these losses are tremendous-up to 60 or 70 
per cent population loss and 30 or 40 per cent of building loss.

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