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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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  1. The European Territory

    From Historical Roots to Global Challenges

    By Jacques Robert

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Originally published in French as Le territoire européen: des racines aux enjeux globaux, this book reflects the enormous changes that Europe has seen in the past half century. In a period of immense upheaval, the continent has experienced increased integration, largely through the development of...

    Published May 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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 5th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. The Creative Class Goes Global

    Edited by Charlotta Mellander, Richard Florida, Bjørn T. Asheim, Meric Gertler

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The whole landscape of research in urban studies was revolutionized by the publication of Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class in 2002, and his subsequent book entitled The Flight of the Creative Class has helped to maintain a decade-long explosion of interest in the field. While these...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Manufacturing in the New Urban Economy

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

    Series: Regions and Cities

    In large cities in developed countries, the share of manufacturing has declined drastically in the last decades and the share of service has grown as many manufacturing firms have closed or moved to lower-cost locations. The process of deindustrialization is often seen as part of the inevitable...

    Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Futures of the City Region

    Edited by Michael Neuman, Angela Hull

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Does the ‘city region’ constitute a new departure in urbanisation? If so, what are the key elements of that departure? The realities of the urban in the 21st century are increasingly complex and polychromatic. The rise of global networks enabled by supranational administrations, both governmental...

    Published August 13th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Beyond Territory

    Dynamic Geographies of Knowledge Creation, Diffusion and Innovation

    Edited by Harald Bathelt, Maryann Feldman, Dieter F. Kogler

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The main purpose of the book is to discuss new trends in the dynamic geography of innovation and argue that in an era of increasing globalization, two trends seem quite dominant: rigid territorial models of innovation, and localized configurations of innovative activities. The book brings together...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Territorial Development, Cohesion and Spatial Planning

    Knowledge and policy development in an enlarged EU

    Edited by Neil Adams, Giancarlo Cotella, Richard Nunes

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book examines some of the evolving challenges faced by EU regional policy in light of enlargement and to assess some of the approaches and trends in terms of territorial development policy and practice that are emerging out of this process. Focusing on the experiences on Central and Eastern...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Urban Competitiveness: Theory and Practice
    By Peter Kresl, Daniele Ietri
    To Be Published September 9th 2014
  2. The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies
    By Nicos Komninos
    To Be Published September 10th 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 16th 2014
  4. Soft Spaces in Europe
    Edited by Philip Allmendinger, Graham Haughton, Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen
    To Be Published October 29th 2014
  5. Territorial Policy and Governance: Alternative Paths
    Edited by Iain Deas, Stephen Hincks
    To Be Published October 30th 2014
  6. Knowledge, Networks and Policy: Regional Studies in Postwar Britain and Beyond
    By James Hopkins
    To Be Published December 14th 2014
  7. Place-making and Urban Development: New challenges for contemporary planning and design
    By Pier Carlo Palermo, Davide Ponzini
    To Be Published December 17th 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 February 28th 2015
  9. The London Olympics and Urban Development: The Mega-Event City
    Edited by Gavin Poynter, Valerie Viehoff
    To Be Published March 4th 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 29th 2015

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