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Business & Economics Theory

Growing Urban Economies

Innovation, Creativity, and Governance in Canadian City-Regions

edited by David A. Wolfe & Meric S. Gertler

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2016
Category
Theory, City Planning & Urban Development, Geography
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781442629431
    Publish Date
    Mar 2016
    List Price
    $103.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781442629448
    Publish Date
    Mar 2016
    List Price
    $48.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442629462
    Publish Date
    May 2016
    List Price
    $41.95

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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.

About the authors

David A. Wolfe, PhD, ABPP, is a psychologist specializing in issues affecting children and youth — including prevention of bullying.

After completing his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of South Florida in 1980, David Wolfe pursued an academic career in Canada focusing on child abuse and domestic violence. He holds the inaugural RBC Chair in Children’s Mental Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and heads the CAMH Centre for Prevention Science in London, Ontario. He is also Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Toronto. Since 2007 he has served as Editor-in-Chief of Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal.

David has received the Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Science from the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Blanche L. Ittleson Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Delivery of Childrens Services and the Promotion of Childrens Mental Health from the American Orthopsychiatric Association. His books include Adolescent Risk Behaviors: Why teens experiment and strategies to keep them safe (with P. Jaffe & C. Crooks; Yale University Press, 2006); Child abuse: Implications for child development and psychopathology, 2nd Edition (Sage, 1999); and Abnormal Child Psychology, 4th edition (with E. Mash; Wadsworth, 2009).

His interests in violence prevention have culminated into a comprehensive school-based initiative for reducing adolescent violence and related risk behaviors, known as the Fourth R. The Fourth R is currently used in over 800 high schools throughout Canada. It was recently identified as a top evidence-based program for school-based violence prevention by the New Jersey-based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where it is being implemented in several US sites as part of their national violence-prevention initiative.

David A. Wolfe's profile page

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.

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Editorial Reviews

"A collection of some of Canada's foremost economic geography scholars."

Journal of Economic Geography

"[These books] explore fascinating and important dimensions of economic development for Canadian communities."

Municipal World

"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."

Urban Studies

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