Global City-Regions: Trends, Theory, Policy

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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 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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This edited volume has taken us a step forward in advancing our understanding of global cities and their immediate functional and spatial regions in contemporary globalization. I would recommend it to both geographers and urban theorists and, as a course text, for those who are interested in globalization and world cities. ( Progress in Human Geography)

This comprehensive collection hits some important academic and policy targets in very timely fashion ... this is a book that will surely be a useful reference point for both students and researchers alike. ( International Planning Studies)

For those new to the debate over the nexus of global-urban relations, this volume is a useful introduction to a number of the key issues and concerns of this approach, although familiarity with the global city framework would contextualize some of the discussion. For those more familiar with the extant literature, this collection has enough that is new to encourage reflection. ( International Affairs)

I strongly recommend this book ... it begins to provide us with a way to think across traditionally urban and regional scales of analysis and dialogue. That alone is a welcome addition to the now massive, if often fragmented, literature on globalization and its manifold consequences. ( Regional Studies)

Well-edited and multi-faceted. ( Regional Studies)

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Allen J. Scott was born in England and educated at Oxford University. He is currently professor jointly appointed to the Departments of Policy Studies and 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 Academy in 1999. In the winter of 1998-9 he occupied the André Siegfried Chair in the Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris. His most recent books are Regions and the World Economy (Oxford University Press, 1998) and The Cultural Economy of Cities (Sage, 2000).

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