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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. Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe

    The Relational Turn in Rural Development

    Edited by Andrew K. Copus, Philomena de Lima

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book reflects on how the economies, social characteristics, ways of life and global relationships of rural areas of Europe have changed in recent years. This reveals a need to refresh the concepts we use to understand, measure and describe rural communities and their development potential....

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Social Dynamics of Innovation Networks

    Edited by Roel Rutten, Paul Benneworth, Dessy Irawati, Frans Boekema

    Series: Regions and Cities

    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...

    Published June 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Working Regions

    Reconnecting Innovation and Production in the Knowledge Economy

    By Jennifer Clark

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Working Regions focuses on policy aimed at building sustainable and resilient regional economies in the wake of the global recession. Using examples of four ‘working regions’ — regions where research and design functions and manufacturing still coexist in the same cities — the book argues for a new...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The University and the City

    By John Goddard, Paul Vallance

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Universities are being seen as key urban institutions by researchers and policy makers around the world. They are global players with significant local direct and indirect impacts – on employment, the built environment, business innovation and the wider society. The University and the City explores...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 6th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 30th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Knowledge, Networks and Policy: Regional Studies in Postwar Britain and Beyond
    By James Hopkins
    To Be Published January 14th 2015
  2. The London Olympics and Urban Development: The Mega-Event City
    Edited by Gavin Poynter, Valerie Viehoff
    To Be Published March 5th 2015
  3. Regional Worlds: Advancing the Geography of Regions
    Edited by Martin Jones, Anssi Paasi
    To Be Published April 8th 2015
  4. Soft Spaces in Europe: Re-negotiating governance, boundaries and borders
    Edited by Philip Allmendinger, Graham Haughton, Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen
    To Be Published May 7th 2015
  5. Making 21st Century Knowledge Complexes: Technopoles of the world revisited
    Edited by Julie T. Miao, Paul Benneworth, Nicholas A. Phelps
    To Be Published June 2nd 2015
  6. 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 July 1st 2015
  7. Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities: East Meets West
    Edited by Tiit Tammaru, Maarten van Ham, Szymon Marcińczak, Sako Musterd
    To Be Published August 31st 2015
  8. Cities in Crisis
    Edited by Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen
    To Be Published September 20th 2015
  9. Regional Disparities in the Enlarged European Union
    By Valentina Meliciani
    To Be Published October 15th 2015
  10. Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South: Towards a Feminised Urban Future
    By Sylvia Chant, Cathy McIlwaine
    To Be Published October 30th 2015

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