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