Economic Development

Innovation Districts as a Strategy for Urban Economic Development: A Comparison of Four Cases

Authors Joshua Drucker, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago Carla Maria Kayanan, Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Geography, University College Dublin Henry Renski, Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Massachusetts Amherst Abstract Innovation districts are a relatively new strategy […]

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Intervening with Aging Owners to Save Industrial Jobs: A Study Update

Authors Timothy O. Imeokparia, Ph.D., AICP Jackson C. Morsey, AICP Abstract This report presents the results of an update to a 1989 study titled “Intervening with aging owners to save industrial jobs” that assessed “the feasibility of retaining manufacturing jobs in Chicago by matching aging company owners who need successors […]

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Regionalizing the Global-Local Economic Nexus: A Tale of Two Regions in China GCP-06-01

The study of regions has been undergoing an intellectual “renaissance,” resulting in a growing literature on the renewed importance of new and more varied forms of regions and regionalism. This literature has focused on supranational regional schemes such as the EU, NAFTA, and APEC on one hand, and within-country dynamic or declining regions like the Silicon Valley, the industrial districts, or the heavy industrial areas in Europe or the United States on the other.

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