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Sustainable City Regions:

Space, Place and Governance

Kidokoro, T., Harata, N., Subanu, L.P., Jessen, J., Motte, A., Seltzer, E.P. (Eds.)

2008, XII, 334p. 98 illus..

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How should regional cities develop regional development strategies for their sustainable future? How can such strategies work effectively? Regional cities are now at a crossroads: will they decline or be regenerated under the impacts of globalization? Their sustainable regeneration as creative regional centers will play a decisive role in their sustainable development as a whole, but only with viable regional spatial strategies that strengthen the network of cities and their hinterlands. The concern here lies in urban regeneration and strategic spatial planning at the city-region level. This book records observations of 12 dynamically changing regional cities in Asia, Europe and the United States. The form of the city region, urban regeneration and strategic spatial planning as well as the local and regional governance of each city are examined. Through this empirical and comparative analysis, essential lessons are drawn, which will add a new perspective to discussions on the sustainable future of regional cities in an age of globalization.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Governance - Regional City - Urban and regional planning - Urban regeneration - development - integration - organization - sustainability - sustainable development - urban development

Related subjects » Environmental Management - Geography

Table of contents 

New Directions in Urban Regeneration and the Governance of City Regions.- Strategy for a Sustainable Transportation System in City Regions: Strategic Approaches and Consensus Building.- China Korea Indonesia Thailand.- Governing Urban Development in Dualistic Societies: A Case Study of the Urban Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.- Problems and Prospects for Sustainable Regeneration of Traditional Markets in Yogyakarta City.- De Facto Urban Regeneration: A Case Study of Chiang Mai City, Thailand.- Spatial Regeneration and Beyond: Daegu, Korea.- Urban Form and Rail Transit Development in Dalian, China.- Japan.- Urban Regeneration and the Shift of Planning Approaches: The Case of Japanese Regional Cities.- Activities of Local Organizations for Downtown Revitalization in Regional Cities.- Sustainable Regeneration of a Car-dependent City: The Case of Toyama toward a Compact City.- Denmark Germany France.- Copenhagen, Denmark: Urban Regeneration at Economic and Social Sustainability.- Regional Governance and Urban Regeneration: The Case of the Stuttgart Region, Germany.- City-Region Planning and Urban Projects “Coexistence or Integration?”: The Case of Marseille-Aix in France (1990–2006).- America.- Regional Planning and Local Governance: The Portland Story.- Sustainable Urban Regeneration in Phoenix, Arizona: Implications for Multi-dimensional Governance.- Conclusion.- Towards Sustainable Regeneration of City Regions.

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