Geographia Polonica (1985) vol. 51

The economic development of older industrial areas: the case of the Northern Region of England

John B. Goddard

Geographia Polonica (1985) vol. 51, pp. 173-188 | Full text

The purpose of this paper is to provide a broad overview of economic development in the Northern Region of England. The paper draws on a variety of studies of industrial location trends and relates these to the development of the region. In particular the paper examines the inter-action of general forces that have been shaping the British economy in the post-war period — such as industrial concentration, the shift to white collar workers and the pressure for industrial innovation — with the specific conditions in the North arising from its history of development. The paper attempts to synthesize quantitative studies of the location of economic activities with a more qualitative appreciation of local conditions.

John B. Goddard, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies. The University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle upon Tyne. UK