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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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Knowledge, Networks and Policy Regional Studies in Postwar Britain and Beyond

Knowledge, Networks and Policy: Regional Studies in Postwar Britain and Beyond

1st Edition

By James Hopkins
July 24, 2018

‘The region’ has been used to understand and propose solutions to phenomena and problems outside the dominant spatial scale of the twentieth century – the nation state. Its influence can be seen in multiple social science disciplines and in public policy across the globe. But how was this knowledge...

Leadership and the City Power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities

Leadership and the City: Power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities

1st Edition

By Markku Sotarauta
July 24, 2018

The 21st century has been dominated by an almost compulsive race to find new pathways for city development. As cities seek to regenerate via the knowledge-based economy, now more than ever dynamic leadership is required order to navigate new and complex challenges while building community...

Making 21st Century Knowledge Complexes Technopoles of the world revisited

Making 21st Century Knowledge Complexes: Technopoles of the world revisited

1st Edition

Edited By Julie Tian Miao, Paul Benneworth, Nicholas A. Phelps
July 24, 2018

The world has changed profoundly since the publication of the influential book Technopoles of the World. As policy-makers and practitioners attempt to harness science, technology and innovation to create dynamic and vibrant cities many wonder how relevant Manuel Castells and Peter Hall's messages ...

The Age of Intelligent Cities Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies

The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies

1st Edition

By Nicos Komninos
July 24, 2018

This book concludes a trilogy that began with Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and digital spaces (Routledge 2002) and Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks (Routledge 2008). Together these books examine intelligent cities as environments of innovation and ...

Cities in Crisis Socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in Southern European cities

Cities in Crisis: Socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in Southern European cities

1st Edition

Edited By Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen
July 15, 2018

In recent years, European societies and territories have witnessed the spatial impacts of a severe financial and socio-economic crisis. This book builds on the current debate concerning how cities and urban regions and their citizens deal with the consequences of the recent financial and ...

Smart Transitions in City Regionalism Territory, Politics and the Quest for Competitiveness and Sustainability

Smart Transitions in City Regionalism: Territory, Politics and the Quest for Competitiveness and Sustainability

1st Edition

By Tassilo Herrschel, Yonn Dierwechter
March 26, 2018

In recent years "smartness" has risen as a buzzword to characterize novel urban policy and development patterns. As a result of this, debates around what "smart" actually means, both theoretically and empirically, have emerged within the interdisciplinary arenas of urban and regional studies. This ...

Geopolitics of the Knowledge-Based Economy

Geopolitics of the Knowledge-Based Economy

1st Edition

By Sami Moisio
February 26, 2018

We live in the era of the knowledge-based economy, and this has major implications for the ways in which states, cities and even supranational political units are spatially planned, governed and developed. In this book, Sami Moisio delves deeply into the links between the knowledge-based economy ...

The Rural and Peripheral in Regional Development An Alternative Perspective

The Rural and Peripheral in Regional Development: An Alternative Perspective

1st Edition

By Peter de Souza
November 30, 2017

The countryside has often been marginalised in discussions of economic and societal development, in favour of the urban. This book aims to stimulate a debate and a re-evaluation of how the concepts of the rural, peripheral and marginal are treated in academia and policy. Approaching this theme from...

In The Post-Urban World Emergent Transformation of Cities and Regions in the Innovative Global Economy

In The Post-Urban World: Emergent Transformation of Cities and Regions in the Innovative Global Economy

1st Edition

Edited By Tigran Haas, Hans Westlund
October 19, 2017

Winner of the Regional Studies Association's Best Book Award 2018. In the last few decades, many global cities and towns have experienced unprecedented economic, social, and spatial structural change. Today, we find ourselves at the juncture between entering a post-urban and a post-political world,...

The Illicit and Illegal in Regional and Urban Governance and Development Corrupt Places

The Illicit and Illegal in Regional and Urban Governance and Development: Corrupt Places

1st Edition

Edited By Francesco Chiodelli, Tim Hall, Ray Hudson
October 03, 2017

Discussions of the illicit and the illegal have tended to be somewhat restricted in their disciplinary range, to date, and have been largely confined to the literatures of anthropology, criminology, policing and, to an extent, political science. However, these debates have impinged little on ...

Evolutionary Economic Geography Theoretical and Empirical Progress

Evolutionary Economic Geography: Theoretical and Empirical Progress

1st Edition

Edited By Dieter Kogler
June 16, 2017

Economic geographers increasingly consider the significance of history in shaping the contemporary socio-economic landscape and believe that experiences and competencies, acquired over time by individuals and entities in particular localities, to a large degree determine present configurations as ...

Regional Development Agencies in Europe

Regional Development Agencies in Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Charlotte Damborg, Mike Danson, Henrik Halkier
September 13, 2002

In the past decade Europe has seen much change, and at the same time the importance of the regional perspectives has significantly increased. Regional Development Agencies in Europe brings together experiences of Regional and Development Agencies throughout Europe to provide material for the first ...

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