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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

Did you know? There is a 30% discount available to RSA members on books in the Regions and Cities series, and other subject related Taylor and Francis books and e-books including Routledge titles. To order just e-mail Diane Rachuba, diane.rachuba@taylorandfrancis.com, or phone on +1 212 216 7801 and declare your RSA membership.

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1-10 of 87 results in Regions and Cities
  1. Making 21st Century Knowledge Complexes

    Technopoles of the world revisited

    Edited by Julie Tian Miao, Paul Benneworth, Nicholas A. Phelps

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The world has changed profoundly since the publication of the influential book Technopoles of the World. As policy-makers and practitioners attempt to harness science, technology and innovation to create dynamic and vibrant cities many wonder how relevant Manuel Castells and Peter Hall's messages...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Soft Spaces in Europe

    Re-negotiating governance, boundaries and borders

    Edited by Phil Allmendinger, Graham Haughton, Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The past thirty years have seen a proliferation of new forms of territorial governance that have come to co-exist with, and complement, formal territorial spaces of government. These governance experiments have resulted in the creation of soft spaces, new geographies with blurred boundaries that...

    Published May 6th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Regional Worlds: Advancing the Geography of Regions

    Edited by Martin Jones, Anssi Paasi

    Series: Regions and Cities

    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...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Knowledge, Networks and Policy

    Regional Studies in Postwar Britain and Beyond

    By James Hopkins

    Series: Regions and Cities

    ‘The region’ has been used to understand and propose solutions to phenomena and problems outside the dominant spatial scale of the twentieth century – the nation state. Its influence can be seen in multiple social science disciplines and in public policy across the globe. But how was this knowledge...

    Published January 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Place-making and Urban Development

    New challenges for contemporary planning and design

    By Pier Carlo Palermo, Davide Ponzini

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The regeneration of critical urban areas through the redesign of public space with the intense involvement of local communities seems to be the central focus of place-making according to some widespread practices in academic and professional circles. Recently, new expertise maintains that...

    Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Value of Arts and Culture for Regional Development

    A Scandinavian Perspective

    Edited by Lisbeth Lindeborg, Lars Lindkvist

    Series: Regions and Cities

    In this new volume, 28 Scandinavian researchers and others who are active in arts and culture seek to answer the questions: What has been the effect of regional and local investment in arts and culture? And what positive and negative experiences have there been? This book describes and analyzes the...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Dynamics of Economic Spaces in the Global Knowledge-based Economy

    Theory and East Asian Cases

    By Sam Ock Park

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book addresses how economic spaces dynamically change within the context of the global knowledge-based economy. Specifically, it centers the discussion on integrated views of understanding and conceptualizing dynamic changes of global economy under the global megatrends of globalization,...

    Published September 26th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Urban Competitiveness

    Theory and Practice

    By Peter Kresl, Daniele Ietri

    Series: Regions and Cities

    During the past 25 years the burden of managing economic policy for competitiveness has devolved to cities and to urban regions. National governments have increasingly been focused on staving off fiscal collapse. Mayors and local administrations have become very creative and active in looking after...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Age of Intelligent Cities

    Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies

    By Nicos Komninos

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book concludes a trilogy that began with Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and digital spaces (Routledge 2002) and Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks (Routledge 2008). Together these books examine intelligent cities as environments of innovation and...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Entrepreneurship in a Regional Context
    Edited by Michael Fritsch, David J. Storey
    To Be Published June 9th 2015
  2. Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Technology and the Transformation of Regions
    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger Stough
    To Be Published June 29th 2015
  3. Smart Specialisation: Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Innovation Policy
    By Dominique Foray
    To Be Published June 29th 2015
  4. The London Olympics and Urban Development: The Mega-Event City
    Edited by Gavin Poynter, Valerie Viehoff, Yang Li
    To Be Published July 22nd 2015
  5. Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities: East meets West
    Edited by Tiit Tammaru, Szymon Marcińczak, Maarten van Ham, Sako Musterd
    To Be Published August 17th 2015
  6. People, Places and Policy: Knowing contemporary Wales through new localities
    Edited by Martin Jones, Scott Orford, Victoria Macfarlane
    To Be Published August 24th 2015
  7. Cities in Crisis: Socio-Spatial Impacts of the Economic Crisis in Southern European Cities
    Edited by Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen
    To Be Published August 31st 2015
  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 September 1st 2015
  9. Skills and Cities
    Edited by Sako Musterd, Marco Bontje, Jan Rouwendal
    To Be Published October 1st 2015
  10. Gender, Asset Accumulation and Just Cities: Pathways to transformation
    Edited by Caroline Moser
    To Be Published October 7th 2015

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