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Regional and Local Economic Development

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ISBN-10: 0230213839

ISBN-13: 9780230213838

Edition: 2011

Authors: Cliff Hague, Euan Hague, Carrie Breitbach

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This book provides a genuinely international introduction to regional and local economic development policies and practice, their contexts and the theoretical issues and debates that underpin them.
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 6/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Cliff Hague is a Past President of the Royal Town Planning Institute and President of the Commonwealth Association of Planners. He has been Professor of Planning and Spatial Development at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and has extensive research and advisory experience throughout Europe.

List of Illustrative Material
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The aims of the book
What is regional and local economic development?
Governance
A typology of approaches to policies and practice
The structure of the book
Why and how are regional and local economies changing?
A changing economic landscape
Ideas and policies for regional development
Rethinking regional policy
Understanding regional and local economic change
Innovation and the knowledge economy
The creative class
Globalization and global challenges
Summary
Place competitiveness and territorial capital
Should we talk about place competitiveness?
What do the theorists say?
The question of scale
Agglomeration and clusters
Issues of scale (again)
Measuring competitiveness of places
Regional resilience
Territorial capital and territorial potential
Summary
Governance and partnerships
Government, governance and economic development
Tax breaks and Export Zones
Gender and the Development State
Institutions and institutional thickness
Smart Planning and Regulation
The project state: public-private (and community?) partnerships
Summary
Land and premises for business
Different premises for different businesses
Demand for sites and buildings
Supply of premises: developers' criteria
Partnership and targeting sectors
Eminent domain
Informal business
Summary
Infrastructure and communications
Networks, hubs and corridors
Attracting new economic growth through improving transport and infrastructure
Public transport and economic development
Water and sanitation
Summary
Economic development and the environment
Eco-modernization
Industrial ecology and eco-industrial parks
Cleaning up the mess
Regional energy risks and options
Sustainable construction
Summary
Support for entrepreneurship and business development
Entrepreneurialism
Setting up a business
How can economic development help?
Social enterprises and social entrepreneurs
Business Angels
Better information to get a better service from business
Micro-credit
Ethnic Minority Business (EMB)
Summary
Housing and housing markets
Housing tensions in global cities
Housing and labour markets
Area regeneration and housing
Housing and poverty reduction
Economic development and education
Summary
Retailing, food and economic development
Jobs in retailing
Edge-city retailing: a challenge for smart planning and regulation?
Sustaining city-centre retailing
Food and economic development: farmers markets and fair trade
Food deserts
Summary
Leisure, culture and tourism
Global competition for sport and mega-events
Globalizing leisure and attracting investment
Cultural clusters
Leisure-led regeneration
Cultural and environmental conservation
Summary
Place Marketing
Place identity
Using design of the public realm in urban competition
Place marketing and branding
Marketing of eco-places
Inclusive cities
Summary
Skills for regional and local economic development
Pilsen, Chicago: the front line of a global city
Chicago's Empowerment Zone
Transit, labour markets and housing markets
Participatory planning
Tax Increment Financing, industry and jobs
Place branding and marketing
Cognitive skills
Analytical skills
Communication, negotiation and inclusion skills
Management skills
Delivery, evaluation and monitoring
Ethics and transparency
Conclusions
Pro-business competition to attract inward investment
Sector targeting and area regeneration
Eco-modernization
Pro-poor approaches: 'development despite the state'
Into the future
Bibliography
Index