New Regional Development Paradigms

New Regional Development Paradigms : Volume 2, New Regions--Concepts, Issues, and Practices

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Covering experiences from transitional, industrialized, and developing economies, this timely book emphasizes the critical prerequisites for effective regional planning. These prerequisites include sustainable institutions, social mechanisms, trust relationships, leadership, and public-private sector partnerships. Questioning many conventional approaches, the book considers the changing context in which regional planning now occurs. Exploring globalization, regions straddling international borders, the position of transitional economies, decentralization and empowerment of local governments, regional competitiveness, mega-urban regions, and new forms of regional governments this work covers much ground. Using such examples as the Arizona-Sonora corridor, the book specifically considers cross-border regions, or trade corridors, including the need to include economic complementarity and cultural differences in development policy. Examining the need to redefine regional planning, the book concludes with innovative strategies from China, Thailand, Japan, and the Philippines as well as the Americas. With contributions from both academe and practitioners, the volume shows that regional development planning involves integrated physical, economic, and social planning and that regional development planning has to address new regional forms, regional competition, and local governance. Based on fully revised papers given at a United Nations Centre for Regional Development conference, the book illustrates the changing context in which regional planning is now conducted, thereby providing a useful resource for planners and academics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 160.53 x 240.28 x 24.64mm | 571.53g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • 0313317666
  • 9780313317668

Table of contents

Introduction; The Changing Context of Regional Planning by David W. Edgington and Antonio L. Fernandez; Cross-Border Regions: New Approaches to Regional Development; Cross-Border Development in a Changing World: Redefining Regional Development Policies by Chung-Tong Wu; Trade Corridors: The Emerging Regional Development Planning Unit in Latin America by Stephen O. Bender, New Strategies of Transborder Regional Development by Pablo Wong-Gonzalez; Regional and Metropolitan Development Strategies; Redefining Regional Development Strategies in China by Wang Huijiong; Regional Development in Thailand: New Issues, New Responses by Utis Kaoth en and Douglas Webster; Learning Regions in Japan: Any Lessons for Developing Countries? by David W. Edgington Metropolitan Arragements in the Philippines: Passing Fancy or the Future Megatrend? by Ruben G. Mercado and Rosario Gregorio-Manasan; Leadership in Regional Economic Development Strategic Planning by Roger R. Stough, Mark DeSantis, Robert Stimpson and Brian Roberts; Decentralization, Globalization, and Regional Development in Latin America-Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities by Claudia Hoshino and Maria Helena Z. Rodriguez; Bibliography.
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About Claudia Hoshino

DAVID W. EDGINGTON is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia./e His research centers on Japanese urban and regional restructuring and Japan's trade and overseas investments. His most recent books include Planning for Cities and Regions in Japan (1994) and Japan and the West: The Perception Gap (1998).

ANTONIO L. FERNANDEZ is Coordinator for the Training Office of the United Nations Centre for Regional Development. He has held various positions at the UNCRD and the Economic Development Foundation in Philippines and, as a UNDP consultant, assisted the Philippine government in environmental planning and management.

CLAUDIA HOSHINO is Coordinator of the UNCRD Project Office for Latin America and the Caribbean. She has conducted research projects in the fields of urban and metropolitan land management, housing, environmental management, transportation, and disaster management. Her main field of research is local and regional development in the context of decentralization and globalization trends in Latin America.
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