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Regions and Cities


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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.

If you would like to discuss a potential new book for the series, please contact:

Joan Fitzgerald – [email protected] – Series Editor-in-Chief, or

Kristina Abbotts – [email protected] – Routledge Commissioning Editor

The Regions and Cities book series welcomes Open Access projects. Please contact Kristina Abbotts or visit https://www.routledge.com/info/open_access for more details.

For more information on the Regional Studies Association, visit www.regionalstudies.org

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The Randstad A Polycentric Metropolis

The Randstad: A Polycentric Metropolis

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Wil Zonneveld, Vincent Nadin
December 30, 2020

The Randstad metropolitan region encompassing Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht in the western Netherlands is regarded worldwide as a model of a ‘successful’ polycentric metropolis. It is widely cited as an example of how a region of interconnected small cities can effectively compete ...

The Confines of Territory

The Confines of Territory

1st Edition

Forthcoming

John Agnew
November 30, 2020

The word ‘territory’ has taken on renewed significance in a world where its close association with state sovereignty has made a serious comeback, invoked alike by proponents of Brexit in the UK, ‘Making America Great Again’ in the USA, and myriad populists from India to Brazil by way of Italy and ...

Smart Development for Rural Areas

Smart Development for Rural Areas

1st Edition

Forthcoming

André Torre, Stefano Corsi, Michael Steiner, Frédéric Wallet, Hans Westlund
October 12, 2020

This thought-provoking book questions the framework of the Horizon 2020 strategy and the policies of smart development. It aims to answer the following question: Is there any possibility for a policy of smart development and smart specialization in rural and peri-urban areas? Based on detailed ...

Urban Competitiveness in Developing Economies

Urban Competitiveness in Developing Economies

1st Edition

Peter Karl Kresl
July 03, 2020

Plenty has been written on the competitiveness of megacities, capital cities, and regional hubs. Cities in developing countries have not yet received the same attention – this book fills that gap. An international team of expert academics have come together to present a comprehensive study of the ...

Creative Cluster Development Governance, Place-Making and Entrepreneurship

Creative Cluster Development: Governance, Place-Making and Entrepreneurship

1st Edition

Marlen Komorowski, Ike Picone
April 30, 2020

In recent decades, the importance of creative cluster development has gained increasing recognition from national and regional governments. Governments have been investing in initiatives and urban development plans that aim to create or support localized creative industries. Our understanding of ...

Industry 4.0 and Regional Transformations

Industry 4.0 and Regional Transformations

1st Edition

Lisa De Propris, David Bailey
April 29, 2020

This edited volume brings together a group of expert contributors to explorebthe opportunities and the challenges that Industry 4.0 (smart manufacturing) is likely to pose for regions, fi rms and jobs in Europe. Drawing on theory and empirical cases, it considers emerging issues like servitization,...

Smart Cities and Connected Intelligence Platforms, Ecosystems and Network Effects

Smart Cities and Connected Intelligence: Platforms, Ecosystems and Network Effects

1st Edition

Nicos Komninos
December 04, 2019

Internet and World Wide Web platforms, big data analytics, software, social media and civic technologies allow for the creation of smart ecosystems in which connected intelligence emerges and disruptive social and eco-innovation flourishes. This book focuses on three grand challenges that matter ...

Rural Development in the Digital Age Exploring Neo-Productivist EU Rural Policy

Rural Development in the Digital Age: Exploring Neo-Productivist EU Rural Policy

1st Edition

Martin Pělucha, Edward Kasabov
November 12, 2019

Rural Development in the Digital Age explores current theoretical and policy developments in EU rural policy during the 4.0 period. The book offers an analysis of the contradictory and complex drivers and multiple impacts of Period 4.0 policy within the specific territorial context of its ...

Regional Economic Development and History

Regional Economic Development and History

1st Edition

Marijn Molema, Sara Svensson
October 23, 2019

Regional Studies is inextricably intertwined with history. Cultural and institutional legacies inform choices between different policy options, meaning that the past plays a crucial role in how we think about regional economic development, planning and policy. Through a selection of accessible ...

Metropolitan Economic Development The Political Economy of Urbanisation in Mexico

Metropolitan Economic Development: The Political Economy of Urbanisation in Mexico

1st Edition

Alejandra Trejo Nieto
September 20, 2019

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, ...

Social and Economic Development in Central and Eastern Europe Stability and Change after 1990

Social and Economic Development in Central and Eastern Europe: Stability and Change after 1990

1st Edition

Grzegorz Gorzelak
September 09, 2019

The integration of post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe into the EU is one of the success stories of European development. The region has seen significant economic convergence, dramatic changes in socio-economic indicators and improvements in the natural environment. However, some challenges ...

The Theory, Practice and Potential of Regional Development The Case of Canada

The Theory, Practice and Potential of Regional Development: The Case of Canada

1st Edition

Kelly Vodden, David J.A. Douglas, Sean Markey, Sarah Minnes, Bill Reimer
March 21, 2019

Canadian regional development today involves multiple actors operating within nested scales from local to national and even international levels. Recent approaches to making sense of this complexity have drawn on concepts such as multi-level governance, relational assets, integration, innovation, ...

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