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Great Minds in Regional Science

Great Minds in Regional Science

Volume 1

Editors: Batey, Peter, Plane, David (Eds.)

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  • Seeks to fill a gap of knowledge and accessible information about the greatest thinkers in the field of regional science
  • Presents influential scholars with biographical information and description of their major contributions
  • Discusses current influence and policy impact of historical works 
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This is the first volume in a new series on 'Great Minds in Regional Science,' which seeks to present a contemporary view on the scientific relevance of the work done by great thinkers in regional science. It presents, among others, Walter Isard, Martin Beckmann and Gunnar Myrdal. Each contribution combines factual biographical information, a description of their major contributions, and a discussion of the broader context of the work, as well as an assessment of its current relevance, scientific recognition and policy impact. The book attempts to fill a gap in our knowledge, and to respond to the growing interest in the formation and development of the field of regional science and its key influential figures.

About the authors

Peter Batey is the current President of The Regional Science Academy. He held the Lever Chair in Town and Regional Planning at the University of Liverpool until his retirement in 2015 and is now Emeritus Professor.  A Past President of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), Peter was elected a Fellow in 2006. He is  the RSAI's Archivist and has a particular interest in the history of planning methodology. 

David A. Plane is Professor of Geography and Regional Development at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he has served on the faculty since 1981 and as Department Head from 1990 to 1997. He is a Fellow of the Regional Science Association International and the Western Regional Science Association. In 2013 he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Population Specialty Group.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Batey, Peter (et al.)

  • Walter Isard (1919–2010): Founding Father of Regional Science

    Pages 15-24

    Boyce, David

  • Genpachiro Konno (1906–1996), Yasuhiko Oishi (1922–2014), and Hirotada Kohno (1932–): The Three Great Fathers of Japanese Regional Science

    Pages 25-56

    Higano, Yoshiro

  • Rolf Funck (1930–2015): Developing Regional Science in Europe

    Pages 57-69

    Constantin, Daniela-Luminita

  • Jules Dupuit (1804–1866): Cost-Benefit Analysis and Collective Choices

    Pages 73-90

    Poinsot, Philippe

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-46157-7
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Great Minds in Regional Science
Book Subtitle
Volume 1
Editors
  • Peter Batey
  • David Plane
Series Title
Great Minds in Regional Science
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46157-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46157-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-46156-0
Series ISSN
2662-964X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 198
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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