Although collaborations for local and regional economic development have been popular in recent years, it is not yet wholly clear when or how such efforts bring successful outcomes. Using an integrative conceptual framework for collaborative governance, this innovative collection provides a systematic and interdisciplinary analysis of real-world collaborative networks for local and regional economic development.
Focusing on a wide range collaborative economic development in diverse cities and regions in USA, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, and South Korea, the chapters explore what forces motivate the emergence of collaborative economic development efforts. Each chapter explores the factors which contribute to or hinder collaborative governance efforts for economic development and identifies lessons for overcoming challenges to creating communities that are economically resilient, environmentally sustainable and politically engaged in the era of globalization.
By focusing on collaborative governance and its implications for the ability of policies to meet the challenges of the 21st century, it provides lessons for researchers in public management, urban planning/development, public policy, and political science, as well as practitioners interested in promoting local economic development.
Foreword: Overcoming Adversity through Collaborative Efforts
Honorable Dan Kildee, Member of US Congress, Fifth District of Michigan
Introduction: Collaborative Governance for Growth and Development
Denita Cepiku, So Hee Jeon and David Jesuit
1. From Competition to Collaboration: Using Cultural Attractions to Transform Economic Development Strategies in the Detroit Metropolitan Region
Thomas Greitens and Nancy Quarles
2. Windsor: An International Border City in Detroit’s Shadow
3. Next Steps for Social Impact Bonds: Moving from an Economic Tool to a Trust-Based Collaboration
4. Collaboration among Informal Organizations to Manage Informal Urban Transport in Indian Cities
Arindam Biswas and Mohit Dev
5. Collaborative Networks for Regional Economic Development: An Examination of the Mega-Economic Regions (MERs) in South Korea
Eunok Im and So Hee Jeon
6. Urban regeneration as a collaborative effort – strategic responses to decline in East Germany Nebojša Camprag
7. Collaborative governance for urban regeneration in Italy
Denita Cepiku, Elona Guga, and Benedetta Marchese
Conclusion: Coming full Circle
List of Contributors