Global City-Regions: Trends, Theory, Policy

Paperback | March 15, 2002

EditorAllen 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 theworld. 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 once to define the question of global city-regions and to describe the internal and external dynamics that shape them; it proposes a theorization of globalcity-regions based on their economic and political responses to intensifying levels of globalization; and it offers a number of policy insights into the severe social problems that confront global city-regions as they come face to face with an economically and politically neoliberal world. At a moment when globalization is increasingly subject to critical scrutiny in many different quarters, this book provides a timely overview of its effects on urban and regional development, one of its most important (but perhaps least understood) corollaries. The book also offes a series of nuancedvisions of alternative possible futures.

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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 theworld. The processes of global economic inte...

Allen J. Scott is Professor in both the Department of Policy Studies and the Department of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship in 1986-7 and was awarded Honors by the Association of American Geographers in 1987. He was elected as corresponding fellow of the British Acad...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:March 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Allen J. Scott: IntroductionPart I: Opening Arguments1. Allen J. Scott, John Agnew, Edward W. Soja, and Michael Storper: Global City-RegionsPart II: On Practical Questions of Globalization and City-Region Development2. Kenichi Ohmae: How to Invite Prosperity from the Global Economy into a Region3. James D. Wolfensohn: The World Bank and Global City-Regions: Reaching the Poor4. Lucien Bouchard: Quebec in an Era of Global City-RegionsPart III: The Global City-Region: A New Geographic Phenomenon?5. Sir Peter Hall: Global City-Regions in the Twenty-First Century6. Saskia Sassen: Global Cities and Global City-Regions: A Comparison7. Roberto Camagni: The Economic Role and Spatial Contradictions of Global City-Regions: The Functional, Cognitive, and Evolutionary Context8. John Friedmann: Intercity Networks in a Globalizing EraPart IV: The Competitive Advantages of Global City-Regions9. Michael E. Porter: Regions and the New Economics of Competition10. Thomas J. Courchene: Ontario as a North American Region-State, Toronto as a Global City-Region: Responding to the NAFTA ChallengePart V: Global City-Regions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America: Political and Economic Challenges11. Richard Stren: Local Governance and Social Diversity in the Developing World: New Challenges for Globalizing City-Regions12. Tim Campbell: Innovation and Risk-Taking: Urban Governance in Latin America13. Michael Douglass: Intercity Competition and the Question of Economic Resilience: Globalization and Crisis in Asia14. Won Bae Kim: Repositioning of City-Regions: Korea after the CrisisPart VI: Social Inequalities and Immigrant Niches in Global City-Regions15. Susan S. Fainstein: Inequality in Global City-Regions16. Roger Waldinger: The Immigrant Niche in Global City-Regions: Concept, Patterns, ControversyPart VII: Questions of Citizenship17. James Holston: Urban Citizenship and Globalization18. Engin F. Isin: Istanbul's Conflicting Paths to Citizenship: Islamization and GlobalizationPart VIII: The New Collective Order of Global City-Regions19. Michael Keating: Governing Cities and Regions: Territorial Restructuring in a Global Age20. Douglas Henton: Lessons from Silicon Valley: Governance in a Global City-Region21. Hubert Schmitz: Local Governance and Conflict Management: Reflections on a Brazilian ClusterPart IX: Coda: Environmental Issues22. Theodore Panayotou: Environmental Sustainability and Services in Developing Global City-Regions