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Developing Frontier Cities

Global Perspectives — Regional Contexts

Editors: Lithwick, Harvey, Gradus, Yehuda (Eds.)

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The Unique Nature of Frontier Cities and their Development Challenge Harvey Lithwick and Yehuda Grad us The advent of government downsizing, and globalization has led to enormous com­ petitive pressures as well as the opening of new opportunities. How cities in remote frontier areas might cope with what for them might appear to be a devastating challenge is the subject of this book. Our concern is with frontier cities in particular. In our earlier study, Frontiers in Regional Development (Rowman and Littlefield, 1996), we examined the distinction between frontiers and peripheries. The terms are often used interchangeably, but we believe that in fact, both in scholarly works and in popular usage, very different connotations are conveyed by these concepts. Frontiers evoke a strong positive image, of sparsely settled territories, offering challenges, adventure, unspoiled natural land­ scapes, and a different, and for many an attractive life style. Frontiers are lands of opportunity. Peripheries conjure up negative images, of inaccessibility, inadequate services and political and economic marginality. They are places to escape from, rather than frontiers, which is were people escape to. Peripheries are places of and for losers.

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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)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Moving Frontiers: A Local-Global Perspective

    Nijkamp, Peter

    Pages 3-25

  • The Frontier Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century

    Diamond, Derek R.

    Pages 27-43

  • Institutional Requirements for New Local, National and Multinational Planning Realities in Europe

    Mastop, J. M. Hans

    Pages 45-64

  • The Future of Frontier Cities

    Kotek, Joël

    Pages 65-75

  • Living on the Edge: Conditions of Marginality in the Canadian Urban System

    Bourne, L. S.

    Pages 77-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developing Frontier Cities
Book Subtitle
Global Perspectives — Regional Contexts
Editors
  • Harvey Lithwick
  • Yehuda Gradus
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
52
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-1235-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-1235-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6061-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5352-7
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 348
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