With cities, the story always seems to be dramatic--either they are dying, becoming irrelevant, going bankrupt; or they are being reborn, cities are on the rise, the return of the downtown.
In recent years some well-known economists and political commentators have characterized cities as economically and politically irrelevant.
Over the past 25 years, there have been massive political and economic changes across the world. Capital moves freely, seeking its most profitable investments.
Nine councils of government in the Chicago region exemplify a new institutional arrangement in regional governance.
This article highlights socio-political implications of local responses to globalization as reflected in their time and space orientations.
Analysis of economic integration should evaluate the dominant form of development which emphasizes growth through exports, high capital mobility, privatization, and governmental deregulation.
U.S. government officials, business leaders and many economists tout "free trade" agreements as U.S. employment and wage boosters.
All firm locations create costs and benefits. Conventional wisdom holds that any negative effects of firms locating in the outer suburbs are greatly overshadowed by very large private benefits.
Urban policy creation and evaluation derive from an often unstated but far-reaching paradigm or framework that privileges a particular model of market processes.