Small Cities

Author: David Bell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134212208
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Small Cities from the Author: David Bell. Until now, much research in the field of urban planning and change has focused on the economic, political, social, cultural and spatial transformations of global cities and larger metropolitan areas. In this topical new volume, David Bell and Mark Jayne redress this balance, focusing on urban change within small cities around the world. Drawing together research from a strong international team of contributors, this four part book is the first systematic overview of small cities. A comprehensive and integrated primer with coverage of all key topics, it takes a multi-disciplinary approach to an important contemporary urban phenomenon. The book addresses: political and economic decision making urban economic development and competitive advantage cultural infrastructure and planning in the regeneration of small cities identities, lifestyles and ways in which different groups interact in small cities. Centering on urban change as opposed to pure ethnographic description, the book’s focus on informed empirical research raises many important issues. Its blend of conceptual chapters and theoretically directed case studies provides an excellent resource for a broad spectrum of undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as providing a rich resource for academics and researchers.

Destination Branding For Small Cities

Author: Bill Baker
Publisher: Destination Branding Book
ISBN: 9780979707605
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Destination Branding For Small Cities from the Author: Bill Baker. Branding is one of todays hottest and most misunderstood destination marketing concepts. Baker provides much needed clarity and shows how to develop a successful brand strategy for tourism and economic development. It is an essential handbook for place marketers that demystifies branding, provides steps to reveal a community brand, and uses real world examples, as well as proven tools, templates, and checklists to launch a city brand that will generate broad stakeholder support and resonate with customers.

Small Cities Usa

Author: Jon R Norman
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813553326
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Small Cities Usa from the Author: Jon R Norman. While journalists document the decline of small-town America and scholars describe the ascent of such global cities as New York and Los Angeles, the fates of little cities remain a mystery. What about places like Providence, Rhode Island; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Laredo, Texas; and Salinas, California—the smaller cities that constitute much of America’s urban landscape? In Small Cities USA, Jon R. Norman examines how such places have fared in the wake of the large-scale economic, demographic, and social changes that occurred in the latter part of the twentieth century. Drawing on an assessment of eighty small cities between 1970 and 2000, Norman considers the factors that have altered the physical, social, and economic landscapes of such places. These cities are examined in relation to new patterns of immigration, shifts in the global economy, and changing residential preferences. Small Cities USA presents the first large-scale comparison of smaller cities over time in the United States, showing that small cities that have prospered over time have done so because of diverse populations and economies. These "glocal" cities, as Norman calls them, are doing well without necessarily growing into large metropolises.

Cultural Political Economy Of Small Cities

Author: Anne Lorentzen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113663634X
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Cultural Political Economy Of Small Cities from the Author: Anne Lorentzen. The volume highlights ongoing changes in the political economy of small cities in relation to the field of culture and leisure. Culture and leisure are focal points both to local entrepreneurship and to planning by city governments, which means that these developments are subject to market dynamics as well as to political discourse and action. Public-private partnerships as well as conflicts of interests characterise the field, and a major issue related to the strategic development of culture and leisure is the balance between market and welfare. This field is gaining importance in most cities today in planning, production and consumption, but to the extent that these changes have drawn academic attention it has focused on large, metropolitan areas and on creative clusters and flagship high culture projects. Smaller cities and their often substantively different cultural strategies have been largely ignored, thus leading to a huge gap in our knowledge on contemporary urban change. By bringing together a number of case studies as well as theoretical reflections on the cultural political economy of small cities, this volume contributes to an emerging small cities research agenda and to the development of policy-relevant expertise that is sensitive to place-specific cultural dynamics. In taking this approach, the volume hopes to contribute to emerging research on culture and leisure economies by developing a differentiated spatial dimension to it, without which sustainable urban strategies cannot be developed. This book integrates perspectives of economic development with questions of governance and equity in relation to the fields of culture and leisure planning and development. This book should be of interest to students and researchers of Urban Studies and Planning, Regional Studies and Economics, as well as Sociology and Geography.

After The Factory

Author: James J. Connolly
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739148259
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After The Factory from the Author: James J. Connolly. The most pressing question facing the small and mid-sized cities of America's industrial heartland is how to reinvent themselves. Once-thriving communities in the Northeastern and Midwestern U. S. have decayed sharply as the high-wage manufacturing jobs that provided the foundation for their prosperity disappeared. A few larger cities had the resources to adjust, but most smaller places that relied on factory work have struggled to do so. Unless and until they find new economic roles for themselves, the small cities will continue to decline. Reinventing these smaller cities is a tall order. A few might still function as nodes of industrial production. But landing a foreign-owned auto manufacturer or a green energy plant hardly solves every problem. The new jobs will not be unionized and thus will not pay nearly as much as the positions lost. The competition among localities for high-tech and knowledge economy firms is intense. Decaying towns with poor schools and few amenities are hardly in a good position to attract the 'creative-class' workers they need. Getting to the point where they can lure such companies will require extensive retooling, not just economically but in terms of their built environment, cultural character, political economy, and demographic mix. Such changes often run counter to the historical currents that defined these places as factory towns. After the Factory examines the fate of industrial small cities from a variety of angles. It includes essays from a variety of disciplines that consider the sources and character of economic growth in small cities. They delve into the history of industrial small cities, explore the strategies that some have adopted, and propose new tacks for these communities as they struggle to move forward in the twenty-first century. Together, they constitute a unique look at an important and understudied dimension of urban studies and globalization.

Proposed Building Code For Small Cities

Author: University of Oregon. Bureau of Municipal Research and Service
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Proposed Building Code For Small Cities from the Author: University of Oregon. Bureau of Municipal Research and Service.

From Nation To States

Author: Edward T. Jennings
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887063282
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From Nation To States from the Author: Edward T. Jennings. The advent of the Reagan administration s New Federalism initiatives in 1981 impacted state government in numerous ways. One example of this new era in intergovernmental relations is the transfer of responsibility of the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to state governments. This volume provides an overview of the Small Cities CDBG program, an analysis of its politics, and an examination of the grant award processes established by the states. It concludes with an assessment of the consequences of state assumption for program activities, outcomes, and administration. Assessing the program transfer within the context of theories and practices of intergovernmental relations and policy execution, the book provides rich contextual information and a thorough comparison of implementation activities and outputs in seven states."

Small Cities

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on the City
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Small Cities from the Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on the City.

The Small Cities Book

Author: William Francis Garrett-Petts
Publisher: Transmontanus
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The Small Cities Book from the Author: William Francis Garrett-Petts. When we think of Culture (with a capital C), big city life comes to mind. Yet as The Small Cities Book demonstrates, what constitutes culture in a small city is just as rich. In these twenty–five essays, poems, stories, and visual pieces, the authors of The Small Cities Book explore what it means to live in a smaller community during the era of global megacities. The impact of globalization has heightened concerns around cultural sovereignty, and has raised new issues regarding national and regional identities, cultural autonomy, and authenticity. The Small Cities Book localizes questions of globalization and cultural identity at the municipal level, and explores the challenges and possibilities facing smaller cities. Using the central British Columbia city of Kamloops as their example, the authors explore notions of social capital and community asset building, especially as they relate to the politics and aesthetics of self–representation, to notions of home and homelessness, to ideas of space and a local sense of place. Contributors include bill bissett, Garry Gottfriedson, Robert Kroetsch, Jacqueline Turner, Aritha van Herk, Marianne Ignace and George Ignace, Lon Dubinsky, Helen MacDonald–Carlson, Sherry Bennett, John Bratton, Don Lawrence, and Ginny Ratsoy.