Learning Cities, Learning Regions, Learning Communities: Lifelong Learning and Local Government, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Learning Cities, Learning Regions, Learning Communities

Lifelong Learning and Local Government, 1st Edition

By Norman Longworth


248 pages

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This book explores the mental and social landscape of the city of today and tomorrow; the way in which people think, interact, work together, learn and live with and among each other. Written to address the urgent need for a guide to the principles and practices of lifelong learning, the topics covered include:

  • an introduction to the idea of learning cities
  • policies and strategies for the learning city, including examples form around the world
  • how to activate learning, involve stakeholders and encourage citizen participation in a learning city or region.

Written by one of the world’s foremost thinkers in the field, this book is highly readable and easily accessible to anyone interested in the issues addressed. Workers in local, regional and national government, academics and students of lifelong learning, in addition to anyone with an interest in the future of cities and communities will find this a truly invaluable resource and guide to a way of thinking that many see as the way to a better tomorrow.


'The book is well pitched to both towards practitioners and academics - which is no mean feat. As a 'how to' guide at the level of individual and group action it is very useful and insightful.' - Studies in the Education of Adults

'This book is strong on argument and recommendations, aiming to stir and exhort the reader to action… It is well written, full of relevant topics and professionally produced.'- Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning Volume 9 Number 2

Table of Contents

Where are We Coming From? The Learning City and Learning Region Defined: Policies and Strategies for the Learning City and Region. Local Government and the City as a Learning Organisation. Tools for Measuring and Monitoring the Learning City and Region

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