Planning Local Economic Development: Theory and Practice / Edition 5

Planning Local Economic Development: Theory and Practice / Edition 5

by Nancey G. (Green) Leigh, Edward J. (James) Blakely
     
 

Since the appearance of the first edition in 1990, Planning Local Economic Development has been the foundation for an entire generation of practitioners and academics working in planning and policy development. Written by authors with years of academic, regional, and city planning experience, the book has been used widely in graduate economic development, urban

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Since the appearance of the first edition in 1990, Planning Local Economic Development has been the foundation for an entire generation of practitioners and academics working in planning and policy development. Written by authors with years of academic, regional, and city planning experience, the book has been used widely in graduate economic development, urban studies, nonprofit management, and public administration courses.

Now thoroughly updated for the challenges of the 21st century with deeper coverage of sustainability and resiliency, the Fifth Edition explores the theories of local economic development while addressing the issues and opportunities faced by cities, towns, and local entities in crafting their economic destinies within the global economy. Authors Nancey Green Leigh and Edward J. Blakely provide a thoroughly up-to-date exploration of planning processes, analytical techniques and data, and locality, business, and human resource development, as well as advanced technology and sustainable economic development strategies.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Addresses the challenges to local economic development planning posed by the weak recovery to the Great Recession
  • Introduces social network analysis
  • Covers the importance of urban design for local economic development success and the potential of LEED neighborhood design
  • Expands the focus on public-private partnerships and community marketing for implementing economic development plans
  • Offers new case studies and illustrations

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452242590
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
404,120
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Enduring Argument for Local Economic Development Planning
2. The Influence of National and State Policies on Local Economic Development
3. Concepts and Theory of Local Economic Development
4. The Local Economic Development Profession and Professionals
5. The Local Economic Development Planning Process
6. Introduction to Analytical Methods for Local Economic Development Planning
7. Local Economic Development Strategy
8. Locality Development
9. Business Development
10. Human Resource Development
11. Community Economic Development
12. Building the Implementation Plan
13. Institutional Approaches to Local Economic Development
14. Local Economic Development Planning's Response to the Flatter and Climate-Challenged World

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