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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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The Unequal City: Urban Resurgence, Displacement and the Making of Inequality in Global Cities

The Unequal City: Urban Resurgence, Displacement and the Making of Inequality in Global Cities

1st Edition

John Rennie Short
June 21, 2017

Cities around the world have seen: an increase in population and capital investments in land and building; a shift in central city populations as the poor are forced out; and a radical restructuring of urban space. The Unequal City tells the story of urban change and acts as a comprehensive guide...

Evolutionary Economic Geography: Theoretical and Empirical Progress

Evolutionary Economic Geography: Theoretical and Empirical Progress

1st Edition

Dieter Kogler
June 16, 2017

Economic geographers increasingly consider the significance of history in shaping the contemporary socio-economic landscape and believe that experiences and competencies, acquired over time by individuals and entities in particular localities, to a large degree determine present configurations as...

Entrepreneurship in a Regional Context

Entrepreneurship in a Regional Context

1st Edition

Michael Fritsch, David J. Storey
June 07, 2017

Enterprise and entrepreneurship is of strong interest to policy-makers because new and small firms can be a key contributor to job and wealth creation. However this contribution varies spatially, with some areas in a country having new firm formation rates that are up to three or four times higher...

Urban Transformations: Geographies of Renewal and Creative Change

Urban Transformations: Geographies of Renewal and Creative Change

1st Edition

Nicholas Wise, Julie Clark
June 02, 2017

Economic restructuring and demographic change have in recent years placed much strain on urban areas with the effects falling disproportionately on neighbourhoods that were previously underpinned by industry and manufacturing. This has presented policy makers and city planners with a binary choice:...

Regional Worlds: Advancing the Geography of Regions

Regional Worlds: Advancing the Geography of Regions

1st Edition

Martin Jones, Anssi Paasi
May 24, 2017

A key concern in the debate and empirical research on the geography of regions is the evolution of the conceptualizations and practical uses of the idea of ‘region’. This idea prioritises both the intellectual and the practical development of regional studies. This book drives the discussion...

Reanimating Regions: Culture, Politics, and Performance

Reanimating Regions: Culture, Politics, and Performance

1st Edition

James Riding, Martin Jones
May 10, 2017

Writing regions, undertaking a regional study, was once a standard form of geographic communication and critique. This was until the quantitative revolution in the middle of the previous century and more definitively the critical turn in human geography towards the end of the twentieth century....

The UK Regional–National Economic Problem: Geography, globalisation and governance

The UK Regional–National Economic Problem: Geography, globalisation and governance

1st Edition

Philip McCann
April 28, 2017

In recent years, the United Kingdom has become a more and more divided society with inequality between the regions as marked as it has ever been. In a landmark analysis of the current state of Britain’s regional development, Philip McCann utilises current statistics, examines historical trends and...

Territorial Policy and Governance: Alternative Paths

Territorial Policy and Governance: Alternative Paths

1st Edition

Iain Deas, Stephen Hincks
March 01, 2017

In response to both policy and conceptual debates, alternative narratives have begun to emerge about territorial governance and policymaking. As local and regional policy actors strive to respond to the geographically uneven effects of the economic crises of the early twenty-first century, a...

Europe's Changing Geography: The Impact of Inter-regional Networks

Europe's Changing Geography: The Impact of Inter-regional Networks

1st Edition

Nicola Bellini, Ulrich Hilpert
January 27, 2017

European macro-regions, Euroregions and other forms of inter-regional, cross-border cooperation have helped to shape new scenarios and new relational spaces which may generate opportunities for economic development, while redefining the political and economic meaning of national borders. This...

Economics of Planning Policies in China: Infrastructure, Location and Cities

Economics of Planning Policies in China: Infrastructure, Location and Cities

1st Edition

Wen-jie Wu
December 21, 2016

Fast urbanizing countries like China have experienced rapid – albeit geographically uneven – local and regional economic growth during the past few decades. Notwithstanding this development pattern, China has been investing heavily in targeted coastal and inland regions through planning policies...

The Empirical and Institutional Dimensions of Smart Specialisation

The Empirical and Institutional Dimensions of Smart Specialisation

1st Edition

Philip McCann, Frank van Oort, John Goddard
November 29, 2016

Smart specialisation is the new policy approach to the development of regional innovation systems across Europe and it involves fostering innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives which are well tailored to the local context. The different technologies, skills profiles, business activities,...

EU Cohesion Policy (Open Access): Reassessing performance and direction

EU Cohesion Policy (Open Access): Reassessing performance and direction

1st Edition

John Bachtler, Peter Berkowitz, Sally Hardy, Tatjana Muravska
November 07, 2016

The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781315401867, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. This book brings together academics, members of European institutions, and regional...

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