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- DescriptionIn a world increasingly organised as networks of cities, this book offers the first full-length treatment of the subject of managing the city ecomy. It explores key challenges and strategies, particularly in developing countries, where developmental deficits are greatest and almost all urban growth up to 2050 will take place. Adopting a practitioner's perspective, theoretically grounded and international in scope, this book is unique in its focus and endeavours to connect theory with practice. Through an interdisciplinary and strategic approach, this book explores the challenges and options in managing the contemporary city ecomy. It aims to illustrate the extent to which appropriate policy interventions in the city ecomy could offer effective solutions to some of the most difficult social and environmental challenges facing cities. The book comprises five main parts. Part I sets the scene and examines contemporary processes that affect cities and explains the challenges they pose for city managers. Part II presents a selection of conceptual frameworks commonly used in urban ecomic analysis. Part III examines the management of sectoral growth, covering manufacturing, exports of services, transport and logistics, and real estate. Part IV addresses urban poverty, low-carbon transition and the informal ecomy. Part V focuses on laying the foundation for long-term city development, exploring the roles of city development strategies, municipal finance, investment in people and appropriate infrastructure. This book is designed for graduate courses in urban ecomic development, urban planning, urban policy and public administration, and for professionals who are involved in the management of city ecomies or/and conducting research, consultancy or policy advocacy for cities. Through critical review of relevant debates and a dozen case studies this book will equip city managers with the kwledge required to strengthen the performance of their city ecomy while delivering authentic and sustainable development.
- Author BiographyLe-Yin Zhang is Senior Lecturer, Development Planning Unit, University College London, UK.
- Author(s)Le-Yin Zhang
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication19/03/2015
- SubjectEconomics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note18 black & white illustrations, 43 black & white tables, 18 black & white line drawings
- Weight521 g
- Width174 mm
- Height246 mm
- Spine18 mm
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