Global City-Regions : Trends, Theory, Policy: Trends, Theory, Policy

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Allen J. Scott
OUP Oxford, Jan 25, 2001 - 484 pages
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 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 global city-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 offers a series of nuanced visions of alternative possible futures.
 

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Contents

Global CityRegions
11
On Practical Questions of Globalization and CityRegion Development Three Plenary Addresses
31
How to Invite Prosperity from the Global Economy Into a Region
33
The World Bank and Global CityRegions Reaching the Poor
44
Quebec in an Era of Global CityRegions
50
The Global CityRegion A New Geographic Phenomenon?
57
Global CityRegions in the Twentyfirst Century
59
Global Cities and Global CityRegions A Comparison
78
Repositioning of CityRegions Korea after the Crisis
263
Social Inequalities and Immigrant Niches in Global CityRegions
283
Inequality in Global CityRegions
285
The Immigrant Niche in Global CityRegions Concept Patterns Controversy
299
Questions of citizenship
323
Urban Citizenship and Globalization
325
Istanbuls Conflicting Paths to Citizenship Islamization and Globalization
349
The New Collective Order of Global CityRegions
369

The Economic Role and Spatial Contradictions of Global CityRegions The Functional Cognitive and Evolutionary Context
96
Intercity Networks in a Globalizing Era
119
The Competitive Advantages of Global CityRegions
137
Regions and the New Economics of Competition
139
Ontario as a North American Region State Toronto as a Global CityRegion Responding to the NAFTA Challenge
158
Global CityRegions in Africa Asia and Latin America Political and Economic Challenges
191
Local Governance and Social Diversity in the Developing World New Challenges for Globalizing CityRegions
193
Innovation and Risktaking Urban Governance in Latin America
214
Intercity Competition and the Question of Economic Resilience Globalization and Crisis in Asia
236
Governing Cities and Regions Territorial Restructuring in a Global Age
371
Lessons from Silicon Valley Governance in a Global CityRegion
391
Local Governance and Conflict Management Reflections on a Brazilian Cluster
401
Coda Environmental Issues
417
Environmental Sustainability and Services in Developing Global CityRegions
419
Notes on Contributors
451
Index
459
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