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Regions and Cities


About the Series

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.

About the Regional Studies Association (RSA)

The Regions and Cities Book Series is a series of the Regional Studies Association (RSA). The RSA is a global and interdisciplinary network for regional and urban research, policy and development. The RSA is a registered not-for-profit organisation, a learned society and membership body that aims to advance regional studies and science. The RSA’s publishing portfolio includes five academic journals, two book series, a Blog and an online magazine. For more information on the Regional Studies Association, visit www.regionalstudies.org

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Did you know that as a Regional Studies Association member you’re entitled to a 30% discount on all Routledge books? To order, simply email Luke McNicholas ([email protected]), or phone on +44 (0) 20 701 77545 and declare your RSA membership.

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Questioning Planetary Illiberal Geographies Territory, Space and Power

Questioning Planetary Illiberal Geographies: Territory, Space and Power

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Jason Luger
December 26, 2022

This book engages with current debates on ‘planetary urbanization’ and the nature of urban political theory, but notably, considers the implications of illiberalism on space, territory, and power. Such a focus is timely, as illiberalism (across various settings and terrains) is producing, and ...

Climate Governance and Urban Planning Implementing Low-Carbon Development Patterns

Climate Governance and Urban Planning: Implementing Low-Carbon Development Patterns

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Deborah Heinen
December 08, 2022

Urban planning as a discipline is deeply integral to implementing a low-carbon future. This book fosters an understanding for the rules-in-use that govern urban planning and influence the ability to implement low-carbon development patterns. Drawing on the theoretical foundations of the climate ...

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Future of Working Spaces

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Future of Working Spaces

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Ilaria Mariotti, Mina Di Marino, Pavel Bednář
August 19, 2022

This edited volume presents a compendium of emerging and innovative studies on the proliferation of new working spaces (NeWSps), both formal and informal (such as coworking spaces, maker spaces, fab labs, public libraries, and coffee shops), and their role during and following the COVID-19 pandemic...

The Randstad A Polycentric Metropolis

The Randstad: A Polycentric Metropolis

1st Edition

Edited By Wil Zonneveld, Vincent Nadin
August 01, 2022

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 ...

Urban Competitiveness in Developing Economies

Urban Competitiveness in Developing Economies

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Karl Kresl
April 29, 2022

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 ...

Universities and Regional Engagement From the Exceptional to the Everyday

Universities and Regional Engagement: From the Exceptional to the Everyday

1st Edition

Edited By Tatiana Iakovleva, Elisa Thomas, Laila Nordstrand Berg, Rómulo Pinheiro, Paul Benneworth
March 02, 2022

The study of universities’ role in regional engagement has traditionally been focusing on exceptional cases. This book presents a reconceptualization which embraces its underlying complexity and proposes a roadmap for a renewed research agenda. Starting from the grassroots level of universities’ "...

Governance and City Regions Policy and Planning in Europe

Governance and City Regions: Policy and Planning in Europe

1st Edition

By Karsten Zimmermann, Patricia Feiertag
January 07, 2022

City-regions are areas where the daily journeys for work, shopping and leisure frequently cross administrative boundaries. They are seen as engines of the national economy, but are also facing congestion and disparities. Thus, all over the world, governments attempt to increase problem-solving ...

Metropolitan Governance in Latin America

Metropolitan Governance in Latin America

1st Edition

Edited By Alejandra Trejo Nieto, Jose L. Niño Amézquita
November 30, 2021

This book represents a powerful analysis of the challenges of metropolitan governance in all its messiness and complexity. It examines Latin American metropolitan governance by focusing on the issue of public service provision and comparatively examining five of the largest and most complex urban ...

Border Cities and Territorial Development

Border Cities and Territorial Development

1st Edition

Edited By Eduardo Medeiros
November 22, 2021

This monograph analyses the role of border cities in promoting territorial development processes in border regions across the world. It not only embraces the scientific fields of regional and urban studies but also addresses territorial (urban, local, regional) development and planning theories, as...

Planning Regional Futures

Planning Regional Futures

1st Edition

Edited By John Harrison, Daniel Galland, Mark Tewdwr-Jones
September 30, 2021

Planning Regional Futures is an intellectual call to engage planners to critically explore what planning is, and should be, in how cities and regions are planned. This is in a context where planning is seen to face powerful challenges – professionally, intellectually and practically – in ways ...

Geography of Innovation Public Policy Renewal and Empirical Progress

Geography of Innovation: Public Policy Renewal and Empirical Progress

1st Edition

Edited By Nadine Massard, Corinne Autant-Bernard
June 30, 2021

Within the European context of innovation for growth, public and corporate actors are faced with pressing questions concerning innovation policy and the return on public and private investment in innovation at the regional level. To help them answer these questions, researchers in the field of ...

The Confines of Territory

The Confines of Territory

1st Edition

Edited By 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 ...

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