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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.
Imprint Montreal ; Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015.

Series McGill-Queen's studies in urban governance ; 2
McGill-Queen's studies in urban governance ; 2.
Subject Cities and towns -- Case studies.
Regionalism -- Case studies.
Globalization -- Case studies.
Urbanization -- Case studies.
City planning -- Case studies.
Municipal government -- Case studies.
Alt Name Jones, Kevin Edson, 1973-
Lord, A. R. (Alexander Russell), 1885-1961,
Shields, Rob, 1961-
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.
ISBN 9780773597785 (pdf)
9780773597792 (epub)
OCLC # 909085403
Additional Format City-regions in prospect?.: Montreal ; Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015. ©2015 McGill-Queen's studies in urban governance McGill-Queen's studies in urban governance ; (CaOONL)20159030080 (OCoLC)909085309

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