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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The Political Economy of Mega Projects in Asia Globalization and Urban Transformation
Planning Regional Futures
The Confines of Territory
Inequalities, Territorial Politics, Nationalism
Border Cities and Territorial Development
By Hyun Bang Shin, Dong-Wan Gimm
March 01, 2024
The growth of urban real estate development has been a key recent facet of the globalization of Asian economies. This book compares and analyses how the aspirations of Asian states have been reflected in the course of (re-)writing the urban landscape, and considers the role of scalar politics. ...
By Karsten Zimmermann, Patricia Feiertag
September 25, 2023
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 ...
By John Harrison, Daniel Galland, Mark Tewdwr-Jones
September 25, 2023
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 ...
By John Agnew
September 25, 2023
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 ...
By Tatiana Iakovleva, Elisa Thomas, Laila Nordstrand Berg, Rómulo Pinheiro, Paul Benneworth
September 25, 2023
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’ "...
By Donatella della Porta, Michael Keating, Mario Pianta
September 06, 2023
This book explores how political, economic and social crises in Europe have led to electoral realignments, territorial forms of politics and new nationalisms. Since the 2008 financial crisis, European countries have faced economic stagnation, rising inequalities, worsening social conditions and ...
By Matti Fritsch, Petri Kahila, Sarolta Németh, James W. Scott
September 01, 2023
Place-based strategies are widely discussed as powerful instruments of economic and community development. In terms of the European debate, the local level – cities, towns and neighbourhoods – has recently come under increased scrutiny as a potentially decisive actor in Cohesion Policy. As ...
By Eduardo Medeiros
May 31, 2023
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...
By Alejandra Trejo Nieto, Jose L. Niño Amézquita
May 31, 2023
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 ...
By Jason Luger
December 30, 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 ...
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 how the rules-in-use that govern urban planning influence the ability to implement low-carbon development patterns. Drawing on the theoretical foundations of the ...
By Ilaria Mariotti, Mina Di Marino, Pavel Bednář
August 29, 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...