Planning Local Economic Development: Theory and Practice / Edition 3

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Overview

Building on the success of its predecessors, the Third Edition continues to explore the theories of local economic development and address the dilemmas communities face. Blakely and Bradshaw investigate planning processes, analytical techniques, business and human resource development, as well as high-technology economic development strategies.

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Written for students studying to become professional practitioners of local economic development at the regional, agency, city, or county government or neighborhood levels, this text explores theories of local economic development and addresses the dilemmas communities face. Coverage includes planning processes, analytical techniques, business and human resource development, and high-technology economic development strategies. This third edition is updated to reflect the financial boom and collapse of the 1990s, the policies of the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, and the aftermath of September 11. Blakely is affiliated with New School University. Bradshaw is affiliated with the University of California-Davis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761924586
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Edward J. Blakely is Professor of Urban Policy in the United States Study Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has held academic positions in teaching, research, academic administration, and economic development policy for more than 30 years, including Dean of the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy and Dean of the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning, and Development. He is a leading scholar and practitioner in the fields of planning and local economic development. Dr. Blakely served as a policy adviser to the mayor of Oakland and adviser to the Los Angeles Public School District. He was appointed by President Clinton as Vice Chair of the Presidio Trust, where he played a key role in the development of the former army base into a profitable civic facility. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Planning Association, the Nature Conservancy, and Fulbright Association. In January 2007, Dr. Blakely was appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans to head the recovery effort following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Ted Bradshaw studies:

Community and Regional Policy and Planning with particular emphasis on California, Alternative Growth Scenarios in the Central Valley, and Community Strategies for Dealing with Military Base Closures, Super Energy Efficient Housing.

Ted Bradshaw teaches:

Community Development (CRD 152)

Community Economic Development (CRD 156)

Community Development Theory (CRD 240)

Selected Publications:

Bradshaw, Ted K. (1994). Defense industry conversion, base closure, and the California economy : critical issues for a statewide strategy / by Ted Bradshaw ... [et al.]. [Berkeley] : Institute of Business and Economic Research, University of California at Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business.

Bradshaw, Ted K. (1995). Defense industry conversion, base closure, and the California economy : critical issues for a statewide strategy / Ted Bradshaw, et al. [Berkeley] : University of California at Berkeley, Institute of Urban and Regional Development.

Bradshaw, Ted K. (1989). The elusiveness of rural development theory and practice : domestic and third world perspectives joined / Ted K. Bradshaw. Berkeley, CA : Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

Bradshaw, Ted K. (1992). Growth control and the failure of planning / by Ted K. Bradshaw. IN: California policy choices. Vol. 8.

Bradshaw, Ted K. (1992). In the shadow of urban growth : bifurcation in rural California communities / Ted K. Bradshaw. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California at Berkeley, Institute of Urban and Regional Development.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. A New Argument for Taking Local Economic Development Initiatives
2. Toward a National Policy Agenda in Support of Local Economic Development
3. Concepts and Theories of Local Economic Development
4. The Local Economic Development Planning Process
5. Analytical Techniques for Local Economic Development
6. Selecting a Local Economic Development Strategy
7. Locality Development
8. Business Development
9. Human Resource Development
10. Community-Based Economic and Employment Development
11. Preparing a Detailed Project Plan
12. Institutional Approaches for Local Economic Development
13. The High Technology Economic Development Strategy
14. The Local Economic Development Profession and Professionals
Subject and Name Index
About the Authors

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