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Regions and Cities

Series Editor: Susan M Christopherson, Maryann Feldman, Gernot Grabher, Ron Martin, Martin Perry

In today’s globalised, knowledge-driven and networked world, regions and cities have assumed heightened significance as the interconnected nodes of economic, social and cultural production, and as sites of new modes of economic governance and policy experimentation. This book series brings together incisive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on this resurgence of regions and cities, and should be of interest to geographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and cultural scholars, as well as to policy-makers involved in regional and urban development.

For more information on the Regional Studies Association visit www.regionalstudies.org

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New and Published Books

1-10 of 79 results in Regions and Cities
  1. Smart Specialisation

    Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Innovation Policy

    By Dominique Foray

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This is the first book on a new policy approach that has been widely adopted in Europe and beyond. It analyses the concept of smart specialisation and discuss the need for smart specialisation strategies, explains why the approach is new and different from more standard policy processes and...

    Published August 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe

    Historical Trends and Perspectives

    By Gyula Horváth

    Series: Regions and Cities

    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...

    Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Regional Development in Northern Europe

    Peripherality, Marginality and Border Issues

    Edited by Mike Danson, Peter de Souza

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book draws on work from across northern Europe and is parallel and complementary to the network itself. By establishing an intellectual and practically orientated framework and platform, and by bringing together contributions defining the state-of-the-art and potential development paths in the...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Creating Knowledge Locations in Cities

    Innovation and Integration Challenges

    By Willem van Winden, Luis de Carvalho, Erwin van Tuijl, Jeroen van Haaren, Leo van den Berg

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Based on a clear and comprehensive literature review, this book contains an analysis of five knowledge locations in Europe and one in South Korea. The case studies in the book cover several European countries (Ireland, Finland, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands). The cases are well grounded in the...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Promoting Silicon Valleys in Latin America

    Lessons from Costa Rica

    By Luciano Ciravegna

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The spectacular economic performance of China, East Asia and India during the last ten years has ignited some profound changes in the world economy. The share of global demand, investments, trade and production of the traditional industrialized powers, the US, Europe and Japan, has gradually yet...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Complex Adaptive Innovation Systems

    Relatedness and Transversality in the Evolving Region

    By Philip Cooke

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Leading up to the financial crisis of 2008 and onwards, the shortcomings of traditional models of regional economic and environmental development had become increasingly evident. Rooted in the idea that ‘policy’ is an encumbrance to free markets, the stress on supply-side smoothing measures such as...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Innovation Governance in an Open Economy

    Shaping Regional Nodes in a Globalized World

    Edited by Annika Rickne, Staffan Laestadius, Henry Etzkowitz

    Series: Regions and Cities

    In an increasingly globalised world, paradoxically regional innovation clusters have moved to the forefront of attention as a strategy for economic and social development. Transcending international success cases, like Silicon Valley and Route 128, as sources of lessons, successful high tech...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Creative Industries and Innovation in Europe

    Concepts, Measures and Comparative Case Studies

    Edited by Luciana Lazzeretti

    Series: Regions and Cities

    In recent years, the study of creativity has shifted from analysis of culture as an end in itself to one of economic enhancement, and its capability to generate wealth and promote economic development. Increasingly, European cities and regions are using the arts to fuel wellbeing and reinvigorate...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Regional Development Agencies: The Next Generation?

    Networking, Knowledge and Regional Policies

    Edited by Nicola Bellini, Mike Danson, Henrik Halkier

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Across Europe, regional development agencies (RDAs) have become a central feature of regional policy, both as innovative policy-makers and as the implementers of programmes and initiatives originating from the national or European level. By drawing on a combination of conceptual reflection, surveys...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Community-based Entrepreneurship and Rural Development

    Creating Favourable Conditions for Small Businesses in Central Europe

    By Matthias Fink, Stephan Loidl, Richard Lang

    Series: Regions and Cities

    How can municipalities in Central Europe create favourable conditions for local business? What and how can municipalities learn from each other? How can each individual in the local area contribute? And what requirements have to be met before know-how can successfully be transferred on a communal...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Urban Competitiveness: Theory and Practice
    By Peter Kresl, Daniele Ietri
    To Be Published September 10th 2014
  2. The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies
    By Nicos Komninos
    To Be Published September 11th 2014
  3. Dynamics of Economic Spaces in the Global Knowledge-based Economy: Theory and East Asian Cases
    By Sam Ock Park
    To Be Published September 17th 2014
  4. Soft Spaces in Europe
    Edited by Philip Allmendinger, Graham Haughton, Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen
    To Be Published October 30th 2014
  5. Territorial Policy and Governance: Alternative Paths
    Edited by Iain Deas, Stephen Hincks
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  6. Knowledge, Networks and Policy: Regional Studies in Postwar Britain and Beyond
    By James Hopkins
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  7. Place-making and Urban Development: New challenges for contemporary planning and design
    By Pier Carlo Palermo, Davide Ponzini
    To Be Published December 18th 2014
  8. Megaregions, Prosperity and Sustainability: Spatial Planning for Future Prosperity and Sustainability
    By Catherine L. Ross, David Jung-Hwi Lee, Evert Meijers, Timothy Welch
    To Be Published March 1st 2015
  9. The London Olympics and Urban Development: The Mega-Event City
    Edited by Gavin Poynter, Valerie Viehoff
    To Be Published March 5th 2015
  10. European Cities in the Global Crisis: Transforming urban development and governance in the age of austerity
    By Sara Gonzalez, Ramon Ribera Fumaz, Ugo Rossi, Stijn Oosterlynck
    To Be Published April 30th 2015

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