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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.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 88 results in Regions and Cities
  1. Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Technology and the Transformation of Regions

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger Stough

    Series: Regions and Cities

    In recent years, policy makers have given much credence to the role of entrepreneurship in the transformation of regions. As a result, a new set of policy responses have emerged that focus on the support of new venture creation, small business growth and idea generation and commercialization....

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Entrepreneurship in a Regional Context

    Edited by Michael Fritsch, David J. Storey

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Enterprise and entrepreneurship is of strong interest to policy-makers because new and small firms can be a key contributor to job and wealth creation. However this contribution varies spatially, with some areas in a country having new firm formation rates that are up to three or four times higher...

    Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Economic Geography of the IT Industry in the Asia Pacific Region

    Edited by Philip Cooke, Glen Searle, Kevin O'Connor

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The development of the information technology (IT) industry in the Asia Pacific region faces two challenges. Firstly, can its established physical, technical, regional and governance infrastructures be adapted to meet the challenges embedded in the set of products and processes created by the IT...

    Published June 11th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. The London Olympics and Urban Development: The Mega-Event City
    Edited by Gavin Poynter, Valerie Viehoff, Yang Li
    To Be Published July 28th 2015
  2. 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
  3. People, Places and Policy: Knowing contemporary Wales through new localities
    Edited by Martin Jones, Scott Orford, Victoria Macfarlane
    To Be Published August 24th 2015
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Gender, Asset Accumulation and Just Cities: Pathways to transformation
    Edited by Caroline Moser
    To Be Published October 7th 2015
  7. Evolutionary Economic Geography: Theoretical and Empirical Progress
    Edited by Dieter Kogler
    To Be Published October 21st 2015
  8. Leadership and the City: Power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities
    By Markku Sotarauta
    To Be Published November 30th 2015
  9. Making Cultural Cities in Asia: Mobility, assemblage, and the politics of aspirational urbanism
    Edited by Jun Wang, Tim Oakes, Yang Yang
    To Be Published December 2nd 2015
  10. Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South: Towards a Feminised Urban Future
    By Sylvia Chant, Cathy McIlwaine
    To Be Published January 15th 2016

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