Regions and Cities is an international, interdisciplinary series that provides authoritative analyses of the new significance of regions and cities for economic, social and cultural development, and public policy experimentation. The series seeks to combine theoretical and empirical insights with constructive policy debate and critically engages with formative processes and policies in regional and urban studies.
Social and Economic Development in Central and Eastern Europe: Stability and Change after 1990
The Theory, Practice and Potential of Regional Development: The Case of Canada
Diversities of Innovation
The Entrepreneurial Discovery Process and Regional Development: New Knowledge Emergence, Conversion and Exploitation
Creating Smart Cities
September 01, 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...
Kelly Vodden, David J.A. Douglas, Sean Markey, Sarah Minnes, Bill Reimer
April 04, 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,...
April 03, 2019
Innovation is often understood exclusively in terms of the economy, but it is definitely a result of human labour and ingenuity, and of the relationships among individuals and social groups. Some societies and governmental structures are clearly more successful than others: they act in divergent...
Iryna Kristensen, Alexandre Dubois, Jukka Teräs
December 20, 2018
The existence and persistence of regional disparities between European regions require context-tailored policies to promote structural change. This book explores the congruence between place-based development and regional competitiveness in the EU context. Drawing on a range of social science...
Åge Mariussen, Seija Virkkala, Håkon Finne, Tone Merethe Aasen
December 20, 2018
There is a broad and long-standing debate on possible solutions to the regional vulnerabilities of globalisation. In 2014, the European Commission began implementing Smart Specialisation Strategy, a place-based strategy of growth, regional transformation and new industrial policy with collective...
Philip McCann, Attila Varga
December 19, 2018
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...
Steven Brakman, Charles van Marrewijk, Peter J. Morgan, Nimesh Salike
December 05, 2018
The history of China dates back thousands of years, with periods of decline followed by periods of growth and innovation. This book puts the last 50 years – China's most recent period of growth – into perspective. It explores the changing national and international connections within China and...
Claudio Coletta, Leighton Evans, Liam Heaphy, Rob Kitchin
November 12, 2018
In cities around the world, digital technologies are utilized to manage city services and infrastructures, to govern urban life, to solve urban issues and to drive local and regional economies. While "smart city" advocates are keen to promote the benefits of smart urbanism – increased efficiency,...
Jens Kaae Fisker, Letizia Chiappini, Lee Pugalis, Antonella Bruzzese
November 07, 2018
Alternative urban spaces across civic, private, and public spheres emerge in response to the great challenges that urban actors are currently confronted with. Labour markets are changing rapidly, the availability of affordable housing is under intensifying pressure, and public spaces have become...
Phil Allmendinger, Graham Haughton, Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen
September 18, 2018
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...
August 15, 2018
In a knowledge-based economy, universities are vital institutions. This volume explores the roles that universities can play in peripheral regions, contributing to processes of regional economic development and innovative growth. Including a series of case studies drawn from Portugal, Norway,...
Sergio Montero, Karen Chapple
August 15, 2018
Much of our understanding of local economic development is based on large urban agglomerations as nodes of innovation and competitive advantage, connecting territories to global value chains. However, this framework cannot so easily be applied to peripheral regions and secondary cities in either...