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City Region and Regionalism

Author : Robert E. Dickinson
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City and Region

Author : Robert E. Dickinson
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City Region and Regionalism

Author : Robert Eric Dickinson
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The City Region in Western Europe

Author : Robert Eric Dickinson
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

City Region and Regionalism

Author : Robert Earl Dickinson
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Making a City Region a New State Space Under China s Emerging Regionalism

Author : Yi Sun
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This dissertation, "Making a City Region a New State Space Under China''s Emerging Regionalism: Evidence From Regional Strategic Development Plans in the Pearl River Delta" by Yi, Sun, 孫羿, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: In this study, the state theoretical approach is articulated with regulationist, with a view to conceptualizing new state space from ontological and epistemological dimension. The ontological perspective suggests scale is socially constructed; state regulation is about to secure the economic and extra-economic conditions for capitalist development. Inner state territory (i.e., subnational scale) is a crucial spatial unit whereby state regulation unfolds. The emergence of new spatial scales results from empowerment and control, informing the reterritorialized state regulation can be applied to a distinct geography of socio-economic relations. The epistemological perspective suggests the economic restructuring or globalization is a scale making process. National state restructuring gives rise to denationalization and destatization. Thus, changes in the regime of accumulation from Fordism to post-Fordism reflect a shifting geography for state regulation. The reterritorialized state regulation depicts national state is not a static ensemble yet a qualitative agent. National state restructuring aims to secure the best geographical conditions by creating a new state space, with a view to reproducing the economy and labor. The methodological approach of new state space is further developed whereby new state space can be observed and studied. The key methods include to identify the new scales with reterritorialized regulatory orders and to identify the governance mechanisms applied to the new geography. The capital-labor relationships is an essential subject of state regulation which covers both the production and social reproduction (or consumption). On new state space, a distinct set of capital-labor relationships can be observed. Existing study suggests the city region becomes a focal territorial platform for socio-economic intervention, and city region is institutionally thick with distinct city region governance. Effective city region governance facilitates the political mobilization and mediation. In this process, planning is an effective institutional instrument that articulates specific capital-labor relationships and city region governance. The rise of city region is a state project and city region is new state space as such. This study examines two regional strategic development plans (RSDPs) for the Pearl River Delta Region from a new state space perspective. In particular the study tries to answer how RSDP becomes an important institutional instrument in effectuating the capital-labor relationships. The new state space crystallized from RSDP is an abstract space in which the accumulation system is secured through the detailed elaborations on industrial development, fixed capital and social development strategy. The analysis of two RSDPs shows regional plan is able to trigger strong local commitment in which provincial government takes the leadership in plan''s implementation and monitoring. The promulgation of RSDP reaccentuates a developmental national state under which the pilot economic planning agency retains a strong capacity to mobilize a practical local politics and lobby for the city regionalism using effective institutional narratives. The significance of the research is twofold. In theoretical terms, the emergence of a new state space is presented in the analytical framework of a regulation school. Fu

Review of City Region and Regionalism

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Governance of Europe s City Regions

Author : Tassilo Herrschel
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Governance of Europe's City Regions considers the changing role of the European Union in regional issues, explores how national governments have become increasingly involved at the regional scale and examines the constitutional and political contexts in which regional and local governments operate. Detailed case studies of regionals in Germany and England illustrate contrasts in European approaches to the scale of government, and the complex interactions of international, national, regional and local scales of policy intervention. The book offers a unique perspective, which links together an analysis of both regional Europe and the local economic and political factors that shape successful regions.

City regions in Prospect

Author : Kevin Edson Jones
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Essays exploring the prospects of the city-region.

The Concept of Region and Regionalism functions and Delineations

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Urban Sustainability through Smart Growth

Author : Yonn Dierwechter
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This book investigates the new urban geographies of “smart” metropolitan regionalism across the Greater Seattle area and examines the relationship between smart growth planning strategies and spaces of work, home, and mobility. The book specifically explores Seattle within the wider space-economy and multi-scaled policy regime of the Puget Sound region as a whole, ‘jumping up’ from questions of city politics to concerns with what the book interprets as the “intercurrence” of city-regional “ordering." These theoretical terms capture the state-progressive effort to promote smarter forms of regional development but also the societal/institutional tensions and outright contradictions that such urban development invariably entails, particularly around problems of social equity. Key organizing themes in the text include: the historical path-dependencies of uneven economic and social development, particularly between Tacoma-Pierce County and Seattle-King County; current patterns of high-wage, medium-wage, and low-wage jobs; the emerging spatial and social structure of recent residential changes, especially with respect to class and race composition; and, finally, transit trends and new urban spaces associated with policy efforts to mitigate highway congestion and car-dependency. Greater Seattle, then, is mapped as a key US urban region inscribed spatially by the uneven search for a more sustainable order. Historically-sensitive, theoretically-informed and empirically topical, this book is of interest to scholars and students at all levels in regional planning, urban geography, political science, sustainability studies, urban sociology and public policy.

Regional Planning in America

Author : Armando Carbonell
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This best seller for regional planners introduces the foundations and applications of their practice in the United States. It offers guidance and inspiration to help professionals and students understand local issues in a regional and global context, define planning regions based on functional problems, and collaborate across regions as never before to advance sustainability and improve quality of life.

Region and Regionalism in the United States

Author : Michael C. Steiner
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The Fiat City and Regional Development with a Case Study of Ghana

Author : Michael Benyah Essam
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Regional Geography

Author : Roger Minshull
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There is only one region--the surface of the earth--on which mankind finds its home. Yet, although much effort is devoted by geographers towards the study of this diversified environment as a whole, it has long seemed necessary, by the methods of aespecial' or aeregional geography', to study its component parts. And although nature abhors lines, geographers might appear to adore them, so busily do they engage themselves in delimiting on their maps allegedly significant areas called aeregions'. As a result, every student of geography in school, college of education and university has been taught, read books, and attempted to answer questions on regional geography.The problem of region in geographic thought--how it may be defined, how it has developed, and how it is applied--has been vigorously debated within the discipline. In this incisive examination of the types of regions and regional methods treated in modern geography, Roger Minshull analyzes in detail the concepts of formal, functional, and city regions in an attempt to clarify this vexing problem.In addition to sizes, shapes, boundaries, and organization, the phenomena that usually form the content of regions are delineated in an attempt to define the nature of regional geography. As some regions are seen to be products of geographers' minds, it is suggested that certain influences, especially the methods of mapping the separate topics that form the content of regions, have been exaggerated. Regionalism and possible alternatives to the regional method are treated, and a large section of the book is devoted to the idea of the compage, in which the geographer's choice of topics and method of working is much freer than in more traditional approaches.

City regionalism

Author : James Allan
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Within the UK the concept of the 'city-region' has gained increasing prominence in both academic and policy realms, particularly within the inter-related domains of spatial planning, public service delivery and economic development. However, our knowledge on the concept is currently limited in several respects. This includes a paucity of de-tailed accounts of how city-regions are formed and an over-reliance in existing analyses which consider city-regions as contingent responses to globalising economic impera-tives. The main aim of the thesis is to show how powerful city-regional narratives are materal-ised. To achieve this aim the research considers three key theoretical, methodological and empirical issues. In terms of theory, the research considers the role played by processes of narrative construction and institutionalisation in mediating the development of city-region agendas and subsequent material change. Methodologically, it asks how research can be designed to understand the relationship between these processes. Empirically, the research looks to increase our knowledge and understanding of these processes and events within South East Wales. South East Wales was identified as a fertile geographic location for research attention in light of the significant progression of a city-regional debate and the unique social, historical, institutional, and economic characteristics of the area. The research covers a period between 1992 and 2008 and explores the changing geographies of state spatiality and region-building processes operating in and around the case study area. The research approach draws on literature from several disciplines including human geography, political economy, international relations, and urban and regional planning. A three-stage analytical framework was developed to focus attention on particular elements of city-regionalism: i) the narrative construction of the city-region by key stakeholders; ii) institutionalisation of the narratives; and iii) materialisation of the city-region concept. Evidence was generated through the use of semi-structured interviews, documentary analysis and participant observation. The results indicate that greater attention should be given to the specific contexts in which city-regional agendas are promoted, including the roles played by personal relationships and the socio-economic conditions in the hinterland. The results also highlight the role played by the politics of scale as part of city-regional contestation and the tangible links which exist between discursive processes and the materialisation of city-regions.

The Regional Impulse in the United States 1923 1941

Author : Michael Clark Steiner
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Regionalism Contested

Author : Henrik Halkier
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As we move further into the 21st century, the prominence of regions can no longer be taken for granted. A certain skepticism has developed with regard to the feasibility of marginal regions achieving self-sustained growth and states have maintained their role as regulators of economic and social activities. Thus, the notion of the region and its significance is currently much debated and contested. Illustrated with a wide range of European case studies, this volume brings together the main strands of these contestations, as economic, political and social actors attempt to institutionalise their vision of their region as the dominant form of territorial governance. It questions both the external delimitation and the internal constitution of regions and critically analyses the societal processes circumscribing ways in which regions are created, maintained and undermined. The volume provides a wide range of analytical perspectives to enable an understanding of the current mosaic of regionalism in Europe.

Publications on Problems of Regional Development

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Devolution Regionalism and Regional Development

Author : Jonathan Bradbury
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Devolution, Regionalism and Regional Development provides an overview and critical perspective on the impact of devolution on regionalism in the UK since 1999, taking a research-based look at issues central to the development of regionalism: politics, governance and planning. This multidisciplinary book is written by academics from the fields of geography, economics, town planning, public policy, management, public administration, politics and sociology with a final chapter by Patrick Le Gales putting the research findings into a theoretical context. This will be an important book for those researching and studying economic and political geography and planning as well as those involved in regional development.