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Regions and Cities


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Regions and Cities is an international, interdisciplinary series that provides authoritative analyses of the new significance of regions and cities for economic, social and cultural development, and public policy experimentation. The series seeks to combine theoretical and empirical insights with constructive policy debate and critically engages with formative processes and policies in regional and urban studies.

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Industrial Policy Beyond the Crisis: Regional, National and International Perspectives

Industrial Policy Beyond the Crisis: Regional, National and International Perspectives

1st Edition

David Bailey, Helena Lenihan, Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod
August 23, 2018

After years of official disrepute, industrial policy (IP) is back in vogue at regional, national and international levels driven by concerns over competitiveness, globalisation, de-industrialisation, unemployment and the comparatively slow growth of the EU economy especially in this post-recession...

Universities and Regional Economic Development: Engaging with the Periphery

Universities and Regional Economic Development: Engaging with the Periphery

1st Edition

Paul Benneworth
August 15, 2018

In a knowledge-based economy, universities are vital institutions. This volume explores the roles that universities can play in peripheral regions, contributing to processes of regional economic development and innovative growth. Including a series of case studies drawn from Portugal, Norway,...

Fragile Governance and Local Economic Development: Theory and Evidence from Peripheral Regions in Latin America

Fragile Governance and Local Economic Development: Theory and Evidence from Peripheral Regions in Latin America

1st Edition

Sergio Montero, Karen Chapple
August 15, 2018

Much of our understanding of local economic development is based on large urban agglomerations as nodes of innovation and competitive advantage, connecting territories to global value chains. However, this framework cannot so easily be applied to peripheral regions and secondary cities in either...

Making Cultural Cities in Asia: Mobility, assemblage, and the politics of aspirational urbanism

Making Cultural Cities in Asia: Mobility, assemblage, and the politics of aspirational urbanism

1st Edition

June Wang, Tim Oakes, Yang Yang
August 14, 2018

This book examines the vast and largely uncharted world of cultural/creative city-making in Asia. It explores the establishment of policy models and practices against the backdrop of a globalizing world, and considers the dynamic relationship between powerful actors and resources that impact Asian...

Place-making and Urban Development: New challenges for contemporary planning and design

Place-making and Urban Development: New challenges for contemporary planning and design

1st Edition

Pier Carlo Palermo, Davide Ponzini
August 14, 2018

The regeneration of critical urban areas through the redesign of public space with the intense involvement of local communities seems to be the central focus of place-making according to some widespread practices in academic and professional circles. Recently, new expertise maintains that...

The Social Dynamics of Innovation Networks

The Social Dynamics of Innovation Networks

1st Edition

Roel Rutten, Paul Benneworth, Dessy Irawati, Frans Boekema
August 14, 2018

The social dynamics of innovation networks captures the important role of trust, social capital, institutions and norms and values in the creation of knowledge in innovation networks. In doing so, this book connects to a long-standing debate on the socio-spatial context of innovation in economic...

Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe: Historical Trends and Perspectives

Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe: Historical Trends and Perspectives

1st Edition

Gyula Horváth
August 14, 2018

Across Europe there is a rapidly changing context for undertaking regional development. In the 20th century, development of the former planned economies (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia), was defined by these countries differences, rather than their common...

The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies

The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies

1st Edition

Nicos Komninos
July 25, 2018

This book concludes a trilogy that began with Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and digital spaces (Routledge 2002) and Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks (Routledge 2008). Together these books examine intelligent cities as environments of innovation and...

Cities in Crisis: Socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in Southern European cities

Cities in Crisis: Socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in Southern European cities

1st Edition

Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen
July 25, 2018

In recent years, European societies and territories have witnessed the spatial impacts of a severe financial and socio-economic crisis. This book builds on the current debate concerning how cities and urban regions and their citizens deal with the consequences of the recent financial and...

Higher Education and the Creative Economy: Beyond the campus

Higher Education and the Creative Economy: Beyond the campus

1st Edition

Roberta Comunian, Abigail Gilmore
July 25, 2018

Since the DCMS Creative Industries Mapping Document highlighted the key role played by creative activities in the UK economy and society, the creative industries agenda has expanded across Europe and internationally. They have the support of local authorities, regional development agencies,...

Knowledge, Networks and Policy: Regional Studies in Postwar Britain and Beyond

Knowledge, Networks and Policy: Regional Studies in Postwar Britain and Beyond

1st Edition

James Hopkins
July 25, 2018

‘The region’ has been used to understand and propose solutions to phenomena and problems outside the dominant spatial scale of the twentieth century – the nation state. Its influence can be seen in multiple social science disciplines and in public policy across the globe. But how was this knowledge...

Leadership and the City: Power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities

Leadership and the City: Power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities

1st Edition

Markku Sotarauta
July 25, 2018

The 21st century has been dominated by an almost compulsive race to find new pathways for city development. As cities seek to regenerate via the knowledge-based economy, now more than ever dynamic leadership is required order to navigate new and complex challenges while building community...

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