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- DescriptionEven in a globalizing, kwledge-based ecomy, cities remain engines of growth, invation, and diversity. Increasingly, they are also active participants in the creation of the social and political conditions necessary to create a thriving community. The Invation, Creativity, and Governance in Canadian City-Regions series is a focused analysis of how developments at the local and regional level affect these three key determinants of future prosperity. Growing Urban Ecomies summarizes its conclusions in a single volume that presents an overview of the evidence and its implications. A rich and nuanced analysis of the interplay of social, political, and ecomic factors in thirteen Canadian city-regions, large and small, this collection integrates research focusing on invation, creativity and talent-retention, and governance in order to understand the distinctive experience of each region. A valuable cross-section of city-region development in a variety of circumstances, Growing Urban Ecomies offers important insights into the way in which local conditions affect urban ecomies around the world.
- Author BiographyDavid A. Wolfe is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Mississauga and co-director of the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He was National Coordinator of the Innovation Systems Research Network. Meric S. Gertler is the president of the University of Toronto, the Goldring Chair in Canadian Studies, and a professor in the Department of Geography.
- PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
- Date of Publication28/03/2016
- SubjectEconomics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleInnovation, Creativity, and Governance in Canadian City-regions
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Toronto Press
- Content Note2 figures, 13 maps
- Weight760 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byDavid A. Wolfe,Meric S. Gertler
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