Regions and Cities

Series Editors: Susan M Christopherson, Maryann Feldman, Gernot Grabher, Ron Martin, Kieran Donaghy

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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  • Diversities of Innovation

    Edited by Ulrich Hilpert

    Innovation is often understood exclusively in terms of the economy, but, it is definitely a result of human labour and ingenuity, and of the relationship among individuals and social groups. Some societies and governmental structures are clearly more successful than others: they act in divergent…

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  • Transformation of Resource Towns and Peripheries

    Political Economy Perspectives

    Edited by Greg Halseth

    Most developed economies, including single-industry and resource dependent rural or small town regions, are transforming rapidly as a result of social, political, and economic change. Collectively, they face a number of challenges as well as new opportunities. This international collaboration…

    Hardback – 2016-07-19 
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  • Innovation, Regional Development and the Life Sciences

    Beyond Clusters

    By Kean Birch

    The ‘bio-economy’ is an emerging industrial sector that covers the development of biological products and the use of biological processes in the production of goods, services and energy and has been presented as a win-win solution to the twin challenges of environmental sustainability and economic…

    Hardback – 2016-07-03 
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  • Place-based Economic Development and the New EU Cohesion Policy

    Edited by Philip McCann, Attila Varga

    The new EU Cohesion Policy is one of the largest integrated development policies in the Western world, and one of the largest of such programmes anywhere in the world. The reforms to the EU Cohesion Policy contain many different elements each of which interlink in order to provide a cohesive…

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  • Approaches to Economic Geography

    Towards a geographical political economy

    By Ray Hudson

    The last four decades have seen major changes in the global economy, with the collapse of communism and the spread of capitalism into parts of the world from which it had previously been excluded. Beginning with a grounding in Marxian political economy, this book explores a range of new ideas as to…

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  • Unfolding Cluster Evolution

    Edited by Fiorenza Belussi, Jose-Luis Hervás-Oliver

    Various theories have been put forward as to why business and industry develops in clusters and despite good work being carried out on path dependence and dynamics, this is still very much an emerging topic in the social sciences. To date, no overarching theoretical framework has been developed to…

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  • Cities, State and Globalisation

    City-Regional Governance in Europe and North America

    By Tassilo Herrschel

    This book investigates the ways in which city regions view themselves as single entities, how they are governed, what is meant by ‘governance’, why the question of city-regional governance matters, and the extent to which the balance between internal and external factors is important for finding…

    Paperback – 2016-06-22 
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  • Creative Industries and Innovation in Europe

    Concepts, Measures and Comparative Case Studies

    Edited by Luciana Lazzeretti

    In recent years, the study of creativity has shifted from analysis of culture as an end in itself to one of economic enhancement, and its capability to generate wealth and promote economic development. Increasingly, European cities and regions are using the arts to fuel wellbeing and reinvigorate…

    Paperback – 2016-06-22 
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  • Territorial Policy and Governance

    Alternative Paths

    Edited by Iain Deas, Stephen Hincks

    In response to both policy and conceptual debates, alternative narratives have begun to emerge about territorial governance and policy-making.  As local and regional policy actors strive to respond to the geographically uneven effects of the economic crises of the early twenty-first century, a…

    Hardback – 2016-06-14 
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  • Secondary Cities and Development

    Edited by Lochner Marais, Etienne Nel, Ronnie Donaldson

    The role secondary cities play in the global space economy and national urban hierarchies is increasingly receiving attention from scholars and international agencies, most notably the Cities Alliance. Secondary Cities and Development considers the role of secondary cities through the lens of…

    Hardback – 2016-06-13 
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  • Technology and the City

    Systems, applications and implications

    By Tan Yigitcanlar

    The interplay between smart urban technologies and city development is a relatively uncharted territory. Technology and the City aims to fill that gap, exploring the growing importance of smart technologies and systems in contemporary cities, and providing an in-depth understanding of both…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
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  • Code and the City

    Edited by Rob Kitchin, Sung-Yueh Perng

    Software has become essential to the functioning of cities. It is deeply embedded into the systems and infrastructure of the built environment and is entrenched in the management and governance of urban societies. Software-enabled technologies and services enhance the ways in which we understand…

    Paperback – 2016-05-11 
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  • Smaller Cities in a World of Competitiveness

    By Peter Karl Kresl, Daniele Ietri

    Much recent research in Urban Studies has concentrated on the notion of the ‘global city’ but discussion has also covered a larger set of mega cities, with populations in excess of 10 million. This analysis has begged the question of the optimal size for a city – is larger always better? Smaller…

    Hardback – 2016-05-04 
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  • Skills and Cities

    Edited by Sako Musterd, Marco Bontje, Jan Rouwendal

    Creative industries have become fundamental in signalling the economic wellbeing of cities and urban regions. Workers who are attracted to the sector tend to have strong preferences when it comes to the neighbourhoods they want to live in, with factors such as job availability and urban amenities…

    Hardback – 2016-04-06 
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  • The UK Regional–National Economic Problem

    Geography, globalisation and governance

    By Philip McCann

    In recent years, the United Kingdom has become a more and more divided society with inequality between the regions as marked as it has ever been. In a landmark analysis of the current state of Britain’s regional development, Philip McCann utilises current statistics, examines historical trends and…

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  • Higher Education and the Creative Economy

    Beyond the campus

    Edited by Roberta Comunian, Abigail Gilmore

    Since the DCMS Creative Industries Mapping Document highlighted the key role played by creative activities in the UK economy and society, the creative industries agenda has expanded across Europe and internationally. They have the support of local authorities, regional development agencies,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
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  • Making Cultural Cities in Asia

    Mobility, assemblage, and the politics of aspirational urbanism

    Edited by June Wang, Tim Oakes, Yang Yang

    This book examines the vast and largely uncharted world of cultural/creative city-making in Asia. It explores the establishment of policy models and practices against the backdrop of a globalizing world, and considers the dynamic relationship between powerful actors and resources that impact Asian…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08
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  • Leadership and the City

    Power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities

    By Markku Sotarauta

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16
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  • Evolutionary Economic Geography

    Theoretical and Empirical Progress

    Edited by Dieter Kogler

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-10-21
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  • Cities in Crisis

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

    Edited by Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-09-22
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  • People, Places and Policy

    Knowing contemporary Wales through new localities

    Edited by Martin Jones, Scott Orford, Victoria Macfarlane

    Set within the context of UK devolution and constitutional change, People, Places and Policy offers important and interesting insights into ‘place-making’ and ‘locality-making’ in contemporary Wales. Combining policy research with policy-maker and stakeholder interviews at various spatial scales (…

    Hardback – 2015-08-24
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  • Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities

    East meets West

    Edited by Tiit Tammaru, Szymon Marcińczak, Maarten van Ham, Sako Musterd

    Growing inequalities in Europe are a major challenge threatening the sustainability of urban communities and the competiveness of European cities. While the levels of socio-economic segregation in European cities are still modest compared to some parts of the world, the poor are increasingly…

    Hardback – 2015-08-13
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  • The London Olympics and Urban Development

    The Mega-Event City

    Edited by Gavin Poynter, Valerie Viehoff, Yang Li

    As London sought to use the Olympics to achieve an ambitious programme of urban renewal in the relatively socially deprived East London it attracted global attention and sparked debate. This book provides an in-depth study of the transformation of East London as a result of the 2012 Summer Olympic…

    Hardback – 2015-07-21
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  • Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Technology and the Transformation of Regions

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger Stough

    In recent years, policy makers have given much credence to the role of entrepreneurship in the transformation of regions. As a result, a new set of policy responses have emerged that focus on the support of new venture creation, small business growth and idea generation and commercialization.…

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  • Entrepreneurship in a Regional Context

    Edited by Michael Fritsch, David J. Storey

    Enterprise and entrepreneurship is of strong interest to policy-makers because new and small firms can be a key contributor to job and wealth creation. However this contribution varies spatially, with some areas in a country having new firm formation rates that are up to three or four times higher…

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  • The Economic Geography of the IT Industry in the Asia Pacific Region

    Edited by Philip Cooke, Glen Searle, Kevin O'Connor

    The development of the information technology (IT) industry in the Asia Pacific region faces two challenges. Firstly, can its established physical, technical, regional and governance infrastructures be adapted to meet the challenges embedded in the set of products and processes created by the IT…

    Paperback – 2015-06-11
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  • Smart Specialisation

    Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Innovation Policy

    By Dominique Foray

    This is the first book on a new policy approach that has been widely adopted in Europe and beyond. It analyses the concept of smart specialisation and discuss the need for smart specialisation strategies, explains why the approach is new and different from more standard policy processes and…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
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  • Making 21st Century Knowledge Complexes

    Technopoles of the world revisited

    Edited by Julie Tian Miao, Paul Benneworth, Nicholas A. Phelps

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-05-19
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  • Soft Spaces in Europe

    Re-negotiating governance, boundaries and borders

    Edited by Phil Allmendinger, Graham Haughton, Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen

    The past thirty years have seen a proliferation of new forms of territorial governance that have come to co-exist with, and complement, formal territorial spaces of government. These governance experiments have resulted in the creation of soft spaces, new geographies with blurred boundaries that…

    Hardback – 2015-05-08
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  • Regional Worlds: Advancing the Geography of Regions

    Edited by Martin Jones, Anssi Paasi

    A key concern in the debate and empirical research on the geography of regions is the evolution of the conceptualizations and practical uses of the idea of ‘region’. This idea prioritises both the intellectual and the practical development of regional studies. This book drives the discussion…

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  • Knowledge, Networks and Policy

    Regional Studies in Postwar Britain and Beyond

    By James Hopkins

    ‘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…

    Hardback – 2015-01-29
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  • Place-making and Urban Development

    New challenges for contemporary planning and design

    By Pier Carlo Palermo, Davide Ponzini

    The regeneration of critical urban areas through the redesign of public space with the intense involvement of local communities seems to be the central focus of place-making according to some widespread practices in academic and professional circles. Recently, new expertise maintains that…

    Hardback – 2014-12-12
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  • The Value of Arts and Culture for Regional Development

    A Scandinavian Perspective

    Edited by Lisbeth Lindeborg, Lars Lindkvist

    In this new volume, 28 Scandinavian researchers and others who are active in arts and culture seek to answer the questions: What has been the effect of regional and local investment in arts and culture? And what positive and negative experiences have there been? This book describes and analyzes the…

    Paperback – 2014-11-19
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  • Dynamics of Economic Spaces in the Global Knowledge-based Economy

    Theory and East Asian Cases

    By Sam Ock Park

    This book addresses how economic spaces dynamically change within the context of the global knowledge-based economy. Specifically, it centers the discussion on integrated views of understanding and conceptualizing dynamic changes of global economy under the global megatrends of globalization,…

    Hardback – 2014-09-26
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  • Urban Competitiveness

    Theory and Practice

    By Peter Kresl, Daniele Ietri

    During the past 25 years the burden of managing economic policy for competitiveness has devolved to cities and to urban regions. National governments have increasingly been focused on staving off fiscal collapse. Mayors and local administrations have become very creative and active in looking after…

    Hardback – 2014-09-16
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  • The Age of Intelligent Cities

    Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies

    By Nicos Komninos

    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…

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  • Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe

    Historical Trends and Perspectives

    By Gyula Horváth

    Across Europe there is a rapidly changing context for undertaking regional development. In the 20th century, development of the former planned economies (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia), was defined by these countries differences, rather than their common…

    Hardback – 2014-07-29
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  • Regional Development in Northern Europe

    Peripherality, Marginality and Border Issues

    Edited by Mike Danson, Peter de Souza

    This book draws on work from across northern Europe and is parallel and complementary to the network itself. By establishing an intellectual and practically orientated framework and platform, and by bringing together contributions defining the state-of-the-art and potential development paths in the…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
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  • Creating Knowledge Locations in Cities

    Innovation and Integration Challenges

    By Willem van Winden, Luis de Carvalho, Erwin van Tuijl, Jeroen van Haaren, Leo van den Berg

    Based on a clear and comprehensive literature review, this book contains an analysis of five knowledge locations in Europe and one in South Korea. The case studies in the book cover several European countries (Ireland, Finland, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands). The cases are well grounded in the…

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  • Promoting Silicon Valleys in Latin America

    Lessons from Costa Rica

    By Luciano Ciravegna

    The spectacular economic performance of China, East Asia and India during the last ten years has ignited some profound changes in the world economy. The share of global demand, investments, trade and production of the traditional industrialized powers, the US, Europe and Japan, has gradually yet…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
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  • Complex Adaptive Innovation Systems

    Relatedness and Transversality in the Evolving Region

    By Philip Cooke

    Leading up to the financial crisis of 2008 and onwards, the shortcomings of traditional models of regional economic and environmental development had become increasingly evident. Rooted in the idea that ‘policy’ is an encumbrance to free markets, the stress on supply-side smoothing measures such as…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
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  • Innovation Governance in an Open Economy

    Shaping Regional Nodes in a Globalized World

    Edited by Annika Rickne, Staffan Laestadius, Henry Etzkowitz

    In an increasingly globalised world, paradoxically regional innovation clusters have moved to the forefront of attention as a strategy for economic and social development. Transcending international success cases, like Silicon Valley and Route 128, as sources of lessons, successful high tech…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
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  • Creative Industries and Innovation in Europe

    Concepts, Measures and Comparative Case Studies

    Edited by Luciana Lazzeretti

    In recent years, the study of creativity has shifted from analysis of culture as an end in itself to one of economic enhancement, and its capability to generate wealth and promote economic development. Increasingly, European cities and regions are using the arts to fuel wellbeing and reinvigorate…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
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  • Regional Development Agencies: The Next Generation?

    Networking, Knowledge and Regional Policies

    Edited by Nicola Bellini, Mike Danson, Henrik Halkier

    Across Europe, regional development agencies (RDAs) have become a central feature of regional policy, both as innovative policy-makers and as the implementers of programmes and initiatives originating from the national or European level. By drawing on a combination of conceptual reflection, surveys…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
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  • Community-based Entrepreneurship and Rural Development

    Creating Favourable Conditions for Small Businesses in Central Europe

    By Matthias Fink, Stephan Loidl, Richard Lang

    How can municipalities in Central Europe create favourable conditions for local business? What and how can municipalities learn from each other? How can each individual in the local area contribute? And what requirements have to be met before know-how can successfully be transferred on a communal…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
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  • Leadership and Change in Sustainable Regional Development

    Edited by Markku Sotarauta, Lummina Horlings, Joyce Liddle

    This book shows, first of all, that leadership plays a crucial role in reinventing regions and branching out from an old path to something new in order to create more balanced and sustainable regional development. Second, it maintains that leadership is not a solo but a multi-agent and -level…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
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  • Networking Regionalised Innovative Labour Markets

    Edited by Ulrich Hilpert, Helen Lawton Smith

    A map which shows where innovation is clustered worldwide is also a map of the location of the highly skilled and talented labour. New technologies, their creative applications or synergy across different areas of scientific research or technology development always create opportunities for the…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
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  • Re-framing Regional Development

    Evolution, Innovation and Transition

    Edited by Philip Cooke

    Turbulence characterises the current global scene. This book uses complementary theoretical approaches to understand and help prescribe policies to ‘re-frame’ the regional development problem in turbulent times. These approaches are: evolutionary complexity; evolutionary economic geography;…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
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  • The Global Competitiveness of Regions

    By Robert Huggins, Hiro Izushi, Daniel Prokop, Piers Thompson

    The aim of this book is to consider theoretically the notion of the global competitiveness of regions, as well as giving attention as to how such competitiveness may be empirically measured. With this in mind, the book has three specific objectives: first, to place the concept of regional…

    Hardback – 2014-06-27
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  • Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe

    The Relational Turn in Rural Development

    Edited by Andrew K. Copus, Philomena de Lima

    This book reflects on how the economies, social characteristics, ways of life and global relationships of rural areas of Europe have changed in recent years. This reveals a need to refresh the concepts we use to understand, measure and describe rural communities and their development potential.…

    Hardback – 2014-06-22
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