Developing Frontier Cities: Global Perspectives -- Regional Contexts

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This book examines the impact of globalization on frontier cities, and how various frontier cities in different regions have responded to these forces. The volume includes a number of theoretical chapters exploring various aspects of global change, including the economic, spatial and geopolitical dimensions. A longer section includes a number of case studies of frontier cities that have adapted to these changes. A number of countries as well as city types, from small towns to frontier metropolises, are examined, ...

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Overview

This book examines the impact of globalization on frontier cities, and how various frontier cities in different regions have responded to these forces. The volume includes a number of theoretical chapters exploring various aspects of global change, including the economic, spatial and geopolitical dimensions. A longer section includes a number of case studies of frontier cities that have adapted to these changes. A number of countries as well as city types, from small towns to frontier metropolises, are examined, providing a broad overview of developmental alternatives. Emphasis is placed on the importance of initiatives from below, that is, efforts that do not depend on the planning and budgetary resources of national governments, since these are generally no longer forthcoming in an era of government down-sizing.
Audience: The book will appeal to students in planning, geography, economics and regional studies, as well as to local officials who are concerned with urban development strategies, and their prospects in the new millennium.

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'In general, the collective volume makes a very good impression and leaves few doubts concerning the high degree of proficiency of it authors and editors. Unquestionably, the book may appeal to a wide audience, ranging from economists and regional planners to students of population geography, and all those concerned with the future of regional development planning.'
International Journal of Population Geography, 7:1 (2001)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048153527
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/2/2010
  • Series: GeoJournal Library Series , #52
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part One: Frontier Urban Development in a Global Context. 1. Moving Frontiers: A Local-Global Perspective; P. Nijkamp. 2. The Frontier Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century; D.R. Diamond. 3. Institutional Requirements for New Local, National and Multinational Planning Realities in Europe; J.M. Mastop. 4. The Future of Frontier Cities; J. Kotek. 5. Living on the Edge: Conditions of Marginality in the Canadian Urban System; L.S. Bourne. 6. Innovation Networks, Dynamic Externalities and Peripheral Cities in a Global Context; N. Hansen. Part Two: Case Studies. 7. Developing Frontier Cities: Lessons from the Cities of the Prairie Program; D.J. Elazar. 8. Modernization and the Mobilization of Public Capital: Developing Pueblo, Colorado, 1960-1997; S.L. Schechter. 9. Globalization and Cities in Frontier Regions: A Case Study of Northern Australia; K. O'Connor. 10. Competitive Advantage in Frontier Regions of Europe: Redefining the Global-Local Nexus; S.P. Dawe. 11. Alternative Models of Urban Development in Frontier Regions: The Case of Friuli, Italy; E. Saraceno. 12. Local Initiatives in Peripheral Areas: An Intercultural Comparison Between Two Case Studies in Brazil and Austria; W. Stöhr. 13. The Polyurban Frontier in Post-Industrial Israel; S.B. Cohen. 14. The Challenge of Industrial Development for Israel's Frontier Cities; H. Lithwick, Y. Gradus. 15. New Egyptian Desert Cities; D.J. Stewart. 16. Urban Development at theEcuador Amazon Frontier: Boom Towns or Gloom Towns; R. Ryder.

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