288 pages | 60 B/W Illus.
Metropolitan areas are home to a significant proportion of the world’s population and its economic output. Taking Mexico as a case study and weaving in comparisons from Latin America and developed countries, this book explores current trends and policy issues around urbanisation, metropolisation, economic development and city-region governance.
Despite their fundamental economic relevance, the analysis and monitoring of metropolitan economies in Mexico and other countries in the Global South under a comparative perspective are relatively scarce. This volume contains empirical analysis based on comparative perspectives with relation to international experiences.
It will be of interest to advanced students, researchers and policymakers in urban policy, urban economics, regional studies, economic geography and Latin American studies.
Part I The Rise of a Metropolitan World
1. The Intersection of the Urban, the Metropolitan and the Regional: Concepts, Theories and International Experiences
2. Urbanisation in Mexico and Latin America: A Comparative Assessment
3. The Spatial Distribution of Population: A Study of Metropolitan Patterns and Dynamics in Mexico
Part II Metropolitan Economic Development in Mexico: Patterns, Trends and Drivers
4. The Economic Significance of Metropolitan Areas: Patterns of Economic Performance and Disparities
5. Public Finances in Metropolitan Areas
6. Exploring the Driving Forces of Metropolitan Economic Development
Part III Local Experiences: Metropolisation, Governance and Public Policies
7. The Metropolisation Process and Spatial Structure in Mexico City: A Giant's Tale
8. Provision of Urban Services: How Mexico City Performs Compared to other Metropolitan Areas in Latin America
9. Urban Policy Agendas, Governance and Metropolitan Economic Development
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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Joan Fitzgerald – [email protected] – Series Editor-in-Chief, or
Natalie Tomlinson – [email protected] – Routledge Commissioning Editor
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