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Global City-Regions Trends, Theory, Policy

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ISBN-10: 0199252300

ISBN-13: 9780199252305

Edition: 2002

Authors: Allen J. Scott

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There are now more than three hundred city-regions around the world with populations greater than one million. These city-regions are expanding vigorously, and they present many new and deep challenges to researchers and policy-makers in both the more developed and less developed parts of the world. The processes of global economic integration and accelerated urban growth make traditional planning and policy strategies in these regions increasingly inadequate, while more effective approaches remain largely in various stages of hypothesis and experimentation. Global City-Regions represents a multifaceted effort to deal with the many different issues raised by these developments. It seeks at…    
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Book details

List price: $90.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Allen J. Scott is Professor of Policy Studies and Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a former Guggenheim Fellow and a corresponding fellow of the British Academy. In 2003, he was awarded the Prix Vautrin Lud.

Introduction
Opening Arguments
Global City-Regions
On Practical Questions of Globalization and City-Region Development
How to Invite Prosperity from the Global Economy into a Region
The World Bank and Global City-Regions: Reaching the Poor
Quebec in an Era of Global City-Regions
The Global City-Region: A New Geographic Phenomenon?
Global City-Regions in the Twenty-First Century
Global Cities and Global City-Regions: A Comparison
The Economic Role and Spatial Contradictions of Global City-Regions: The Functional, Cognitive, and Evolutionary Context
Intercity Networks in a Globalizing Era
The Competitive Advantages of Global City-Regions
Regions and the New Economics of Competition
Ontario as a North American Region-State, Toronto as a Global City-Region: Responding to the NAFTA Challenge
Global City-Regions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America: Political and Economic Challenges
Local Governance and Social Diversity in the Developing World: New Challenges for Globalizing City-Regions
Innovation and Risk-Taking: Urban Governance in Latin America
Intercity Competition and the Question of Economic Resilience: Globalization and Crisis in Asia
Repositioning of City-Regions: Korea after the Crisis
Social Inequalities and Immigrant Niches in Global City-Regions
Inequality in Global City-Regions
The Immigrant Niche in Global City-Regions: Concept, Patterns, Controversy
Questions of Citizenship
Urban Citizenship and Globalization
Istanbul's Conflicting Paths to Citizenship: Islamization and Globalization
The New Collective Order of Global City-Regions
Governing Cities and Regions: Territorial Restructuring in a Global Age
Lessons from Silicon Valley: Governance in a Global City-Region
Local Governance and Conflict Management: Reflections on a Brazilian Cluster
Coda: Environmental Issues
Environmental Sustainability and Services in Developing Global City-Regions