I argue in this brief essay that the tendency of scholars to focus on city governments has meant that urban scholarship has missed the most dynamic politics driving urban development for decades – the emergence of institutions that often dwarf the fiscal, administrative, and political capacity of general-purpose governments. Unless these institutions are taken into account, most of the development occurring within urban regions cannot be explained or even accounted for.
This study examines the cost-effectiveness of the Evansville-to-Bloomington portion of the proposed new Interstate 69 highway in Southwest Indiana in fulfilling its stated purpose of stimulating economic development in four rural Indiana counties.
This brief provides advice for state and local governments as they define their One-Stop Employment Centers and broader workforce development systems.
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.