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A Research Agenda for Regeneration Economies

Reading City-Regions Edited by John R. Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Competitiveness, City-Region Economic Development Institute, Birmingham Business School, Lauren Andres, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Rachel Mulhall, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK
This Research Agenda provides both a state-of-the-art review of existing research on city-regions, and expands on new research approaches. Expert contributors from across the globe explore key areas for reading city-regions, including: trade, services and people, regional differentiation, big data, global production networks, governance and policy, and regional development. The book focuses on developing a more integrated and systematic approach to reading city-regions as part of regeneration economics, identifying conceptual and methodological developments in this field of study.
Extent: 208 pp
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Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78536 028 2
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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

City-regions are regeneration economies, or in other words, places that are experiencing on-going processes of recovery, adaptation or transformation. This Research Agenda provides both a state-of-the-art review of existing research on city-regions, and expands on new research approaches.

Expert contributors from across the globe explore key areas of research for reading city-regions, including: trade, services and people, regional differentiation, big data, global production networks, governance and policy, and regional development. The book focuses on developing a more integrated and systematic approach to reading city-regions as part of regeneration economies, by identifying conceptual and methodological developments in this field of study.

Students in geography, urban studies and city and regional planning will greatly benefit from reading this, as it provides a wealth of stimuli for essays and dissertation topics. Advanced business and public policy students will also benefit from the focus on translating research into practice, an approach that this Research Agenda takes in several chapters.
‘This important text meaningfully advances our understanding of the complex relations between city regions and regeneration economies across the globe. Bryson, Andres and Mulhall masterfully assemble leading voices in the social sciences that provide us with innovative and penetrating analyses of current economic realities in these places and what needs to be done to resuscitate them. The result is a compelling and provocative account of places struggling to regenerate their economies and how informed public policy may make a difference.’
– David Wilson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US

‘We often assume regions in crisis are destined for continued decline. This book challenges that assumption, showing the possibility for struggling regions to rebound and overcome economic adversity. But equally it highlights the need for thoughtful and sustained institutional action to extend the benefits of regeneration, especially in support of shared prosperity.’
– Nichola Lowe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US

‘A Research Agenda for Regeneration Economies is a most welcome addition to the scholarly literature on regional economic development planning and “regeneration economies”. The lessons offered by the distinguished contributors to this volume should find a prominent place in professional planning curricula as well as in continuing-education workshops for practitioners.’
– Jeffrey M. Chusid, Cornell University, US
Contributors: L. Andres, J.R. Bryson, J. Clark, G.J.D. Hewings, N. Kreston, M. Nathan, P. Nijkamp, J. Steenbruggen, R.J. Stimson, E. Tranos, A. Weaver, D. Wójcik, G. Yeung




Contents:

Preface: Timing and Placing Regeneration Economies

1. Dynamics and City-Region Regeneration Economies: Shaping the directions of a new Research Agenda
Lauren Andres and John R. Bryson

2. Regenerating Regional Economies: Trade in Goods and Services and People
Geoffrey J.D. Hewings

3. Economic Restructuring and Spatial Differentiation Down-Under
Robert J. Stimson

4. Beyond Years of Schooling: Precisely Measured Skills, Skill Formation, and Economic Growth
Andrew Weaver

5. Global Production Networks and Regeneration Economies
Godfrey Yeung

6. Resilience of US metropolitan areas to the 2008 financial crisis
Nicholas Kreston and Dariusz Wójcik

7. Regeneration Economies: A Research Agenda: Governance, policy and regional development
Jennifer Clark

8. Mobile phone operators, their (big) data and urban analysis
Emmanouil Tranos, John Steenbruggen and Peter Nijkamp

9. Linking Research and Policy for Local Economies
Max Nathan

10. People, Place, Space and City-Regions: Towards an Integrated or Systemic Approach to Reading City-Region Regeneration Economies
John R. Bryson, Lauren Andres and Rachel Mulhall

11. Epilogue: Towards a Research Agenda for City-Region Regeneration Economies: From Artificial Intelligence, the Gig Economy to Air Pollution
John R. Bryson and Lauren Andres

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