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Title City-regions in prospect? : exploring points between place and practice / edited by Kevin Edson Jones, Alex Lord, and Rob Shields
Published Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series McGill-Queen's studies in urban governance ; 2
McGill-Queen's studies in urban governance ; 2
Contents 1 Introduction: City-Regions in Prospect? / Kevin Edson Jones, Alex Lord, and Rob Shields -- 2 The City-Region: In Retrospect, in Snapshot, in Prospect / John Harrison -- 3 Re-spatializing the City as the City-Region? / Rob Shields -- 4 Leaving the City-Region Behind? The Growth and Decline of Metropolitan Rescaling in Manchester, England / James Rees and Alex Lord -- 5 On Wanting to Be a Global City: Global Rankings and Urban Governance in Calgary / Alan Smart and Alina Tanasescu -- 6 "Localism"in an Age of Austerity: Inequalities and Governance Dilemmas in the Sheffield City-Region / David Etherington -- 7 Ottawa: Would "Telling Its Story" Be the Way to Go? / Caroline Andrew -- 8 Calibrating the Regional Map to Enhance City-Region Competitiveness / Michael R. Glass -- 9 Resilience and Governance in City-Regions: Lessons from Waterloo, Ontario / David A. Wolfe -- 10 The Environmental Governance of Canadian City-Regions: Problems, Actions, and Challenges / Louis Guay and Pierre Hamel -- 11 The Tensions and Benefits of Regionalizing Palliative Care Services: Considerations for City-Regionalism / Kyle Y. Whitfield and Allison M. Williams -- 12 Conclusion: Prospects? / Kevin Edson Jones, Alex Lord, and Rob Shields
Summary "City-Regions in Prospect? Exploring the Meeting Points Between Place and Practice is a collection of essays and case studies that explore the "city-region" as both an evolving concept and a growing area of experiential knowledge. At the book's most basic level, it explores the "city-region" as a concept that captures the growing relevance and importance of cities in a rapidly urbanizing world. Looking more specifically at cities in Canada, the US, and England (Ottawa, Calgary, Manchester, Sheffield, for example), Jones et al outline how the city constructs and governs itself to respond to global needs, the logic behind this development, and the consequences involved in such aspirations. It sketches out new pathways for thinking about and acting upon municipal growth and governmental expansion to the effect of providing a better understanding of both the relationship between concepts and practice, and the actual interplay between the "city-region" and the global arena."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 22, 2016)
Subject Cities and towns -- Case studies.
City planning -- Case studies.
Globalization -- Case studies.
Municipal government -- Case studies.
Regionalism -- Case studies.
Urbanization -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Jones, Kevin Edson, 1973- editor
Lord, Alex, editor
Shields, Rob, 1961- editor
ISBN 0773597786 (electronic bk)
0773597794 (electronic bk)
9780773597785 (electronic bk)
9780773597792 (electronic bk)