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Globalization, Planning and Local Economic Development

Andrew Beer Terry L. Clower (University of North Texas, USA)



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04 September 2019
This textbook looks at economic development at the local, community or regional scale. It provides students with a comprehensive introduction to contemporary thinking about locally-based economic development, how growth can be planned and how that development can be realized.

Globalization, Planning and Local Economic Development: * Provides students with a thorough understanding of current debates around local and regional development and how that body of work can assist them in helping communities grow; * Equips students with a 'toolkit' of strategies that enable them to both plan for development and deliver that development through their professional lives; * Offers a roadmap for economic development that helps students make sense of place-based development by providing a 'meta narrative' of how regions grow and how those processes can be enhanced. This integrating perspective will be organized around the concept of competitiveness and how that concept can be understood and operationalized in various ways; * Introduces students to a range of techniques essential to success in economic development planning.

In addition to a wealth of case studies and pedagogical features in the book, this text is also complemented by online resources.

In offering a full toolkit of economic development knowledge, techniques and strategies, this text will thoroughly prepare students for a career in urban planning, transport planning, human geography, applied economic analysis, geographic information systems, or work as an economic development practitioner.
By:   Andrew Beer, Terry L. Clower (University of North Texas, USA)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm, 
Weight:   327g
ISBN:   9781138810310
ISBN 10:   1138810312
Pages:   250
Publication Date:   04 September 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
List of figures List of tables List of boxes Preface Acknowledgments List of abbreviations CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1.1 Planning for economic development 1.2 New models of thinking about local economic development 1.3 Generating more prosperous communities 1.4 Conclusion Key messages CHAPTER 2 The challenge of local economic development 2.1 San Diego 2.2 Washington, DC 2.3 Chattanooga 2.4 Concordia, Kansas 2.5 Conclusion Key messages CHAPTER 3 Why places grow 3.1 Understanding the drivers of growth 3.2 The analysis of current growth patterns 3.3 Regional competitiveness 3.4 Conclusion 46 Key messages 47 CHAPTER 4 The components of local growth in the 21st century 4.1 Connectivity and the global economy 4.2 Innovation and the knowledge economy 4.3 Agglomeration economies - does size matter in the 21st century? 4.4 Population processes and human capital 4.5 Institutions and institutional dynamics 4.6 Conclusion Key messages CHAPTER 5 Exogenous development: fast-tracking growth 5.1 Exogenous or endogenous development? 5.2 Industrial recruitment and retention 5.3 Foreign direct investment 5.4 Assessing externally led growth 5.5 Conclusion Key messages CHAPTER 6 Endogenous development: building the economy from the ground up 6.1 Encouraging endogenous development 6.2 Conclusion Key messages CHAPTER 7 Amenity, branding and economic growth 7.1 Conclusion Key messages CHAPTER 8 Assessing the region and data-driven strategic economic development planning 8.1 Data-driven economic development planning 8.2 Data for economic development planning 8.3 Methods of data analysis 8.4 Target industry analysis 8.5 Program evaluation 8.6 Conclusion Key messages CHAPTER 9 Planning and coordinating economic development 9.1 Strategic planning 9.2 Working with government agencies 9.3 Mobilizing community resources 9.4 Conclusion Key messages CHAPTER 10 Land use planning and economic development 10.1 Historical perspective 10.2 The mechanisms of land use regulation 10.3 Impacts of land use regulation on economic development 10.4 New urban designs and economic development 10.5 Summarizing the impacts of land use regulation on economic development 10.6 Conclusion Key messages CHAPTER 11 The profession of economic development 11.1 Economic development in global perspective 11.2 Professional associations 11.3 Employment opportunities 11.4 Conclusion Key messages CHAPTER 12 Future challenges and strategies in economic development 12.1 A future economy, the future of economic development practice 12.2 The e-economy and economic development 12.3 Conclusion Key messages Index

Andrew Beer is Dean, Research and Innovation at the University of South Australia Business School. He previously worked at the University of Adelaide and the Flinders University of South Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Adelaide and a PhD from the Australian National University. Terry L. Clower is the North Virginia Chair and Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government. He is also Director of GMU's Center for Regional Analysis, the most widely recognized university-based regional economic research unit in the National Capital Region. Previously he was the Director of the Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas.

Reviews for Globalization, Planning and Local Economic Development

'Place matters! This red thread through this textbook written by two recognized scholars calls for active care and smart governance for cities and regions. This fine opus offers practical and pedagogical guidelines for professionals and students in urban and regional planning. Both the local and the global arena of competitiveness and of endogenous and external forces are systematically and comprehensively mapped out. This book is a great source of new insights in place-based policy strategies.' - Peter Nijkamp, Universiteit Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS), The Netherlands 'This book is highly recommended in understanding what is happening locally and globally in planning and economic development. It will be a hugely helpful source of information and insight for those going into - or already working in - careers in economic development, urban planning, transport planning, spatial data analysis and applied economic analysis and indeed the wider world of public policy. Clear, well written, great coverage and with many interesting examples - a must read.' - David Bailey, Aston Business School, Aston University, UK

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