Even in a globalizing, knowledge-based economy, cities remain engines of growth, innovation, and diversity. Increasingly, they are also active participants in the creation of the social and political conditions necessary to create a thriving community. The Innovation, 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 Economies 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 economic factors in thirteen Canadian city-regions, large and small, this collection integrates research focusing on innovation, 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 Economies offers important insights into the way in which local conditions affect urban economies around the world.
"A collection of some of Canada's foremost economic geography scholars."
"Wolfe has assembled a wealth of material that builds a remarkable portrait of innovation practices throughout a national urban system ... [Innovating in Urban Economies] will prove a valuable resource ... for those looking to study, understand and theorise the future of innovation and resiliency in urbanised knowledge economies."
"[These books] explore fascinating and important dimensions of economic development for Canadian communities."