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City-Regions in Prospect?

Exploring the Meeting Points between Place and Practice

By Kevin Edson Jones, Alex Lord, Rob Shields



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How should the metropolis be governed? What is the appropriate scale to consider and organize local governance and communities? Bringing together an interdisciplinary and international body of scholarly work, City-Regions in Prospect? explores the city-region as both an evolving concept and as a growing area of planning practice. Contributors raise critical questions about the ways in which governance reform is being reshaped and whether current trends towards rescaling and rebounding cities actually address local challenges of urbanization and globalization. These essays highlight the tensions and uncertainties between the city-region as a concept and the experiences of local communities when municipal policies are applied. Proposing a challenge to scholars and municipal leaders to account for flexibility, adaptability to local contexts, social robustness, and community engagement, City-Regions in Prospect? Captures the growing relevance and importance of cities in a rapidly urbanizing world.

Product code: 9780773546035

ISBN 9780773546035
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H229xW152
No. Of Pages 278
Publisher McGill-Queen's University Press
On Sale Date 06/11/2015
Series McGill-Queen's Studies in Urban Governance
Essays exploring the prospects of the city-region.