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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.

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New and Published Books

11-20 of 76 results in Regions and Cities
  1. 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 April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Leadership and Change in Sustainable Regional Development

    Edited by Markku Sotarauta, Lummina Horlings, Joyce Liddle

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book shows, first of all, that leadership plays a crucial role in reinventing regions and branching out from an old path to something new in order to create more balanced and sustainable regional development. Second, it maintains that leadership is not a solo but a multi-agent and -level...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Networking Regionalised Innovative Labour Markets

    Edited by Ulrich Hilpert, Helen Lawton Smith

    Series: Regions and Cities

    A map which shows where innovation is clustered worldwide is also a map of the location of the highly skilled and talented labour. New technologies, their creative applications or synergy across different areas of scientific research or technology development always create opportunities for the...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Re-framing Regional Development

    Evolution, Innovation and Transition

    Edited by Philip Cooke

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Turbulence characterises the current global scene. This book uses complementary theoretical approaches to understand and help prescribe policies to ‘re-frame’ the regional development problem in turbulent times. These approaches are: evolutionary complexity; evolutionary economic geography;...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Urban Innovation Systems

    What makes them tick?

    By Willem van Winden, Erik Braun, Alexander Otgaar, Jan-Jelle Witte

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Why are some regions and cities so good at attracting talented people, creating high-level knowledge, and producing exciting new ideas and innovations? What are the ingredients of success? Can innovative cities be created and stimulated, or do they just flourish by mere chance? This book analyses...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Shrinking Cities

    A Global Perspective

    Edited by Harry W. Richardson, Chang Woon Nam

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book examines a rapidly emerging new topic in urban settlement patterns: the role of shrinking cities. Much coverage is given to declining fertility rates, ageing populations and economic restructuring as the factors behind shrinking cities, but there is also reference to resource depletion,...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Impacts of Automotive Plant Closure

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Edited by Andrew Beer, Holli Evans

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Economic restructuring has been a notable feature of so-called mature industrial economies such as the UK and Australia in the last two decades, with deregulation, privatisation, technological change and globalisation combining to reshape such economies. Some industries have grown, while others...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Cities, State and Globalisation

    City-Regional Governance in Europe and North America

    By Tassilo Herrschel

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book investigates the ways in which city regions view themselves as single entities, how they are governed, what is meant by ‘governance’, why the question of city-regional governance matters, and the extent to which the balance between internal and external factors is important for finding...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge