Growing Urban Economies: Innovation, Creativity, and Governance in Canadian City-Regions
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.
- Series: Innovation, Creativity, and Governance in Canadian City-Regions
- World Rights
- Page Count: 440 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
"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."
Jean-Paul D. Addie
"A collection of some of Canada's foremost economic geography scholars."
Journal of Economic Geography
"[These books] explore fascinating and important dimensions of economic development for Canadian communities."
Author InformationDavid A. Wolfe is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Mississauga and co-director of the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He was National Coordinator of the Innovation Systems Research Network.
Meric S. Gertler is the president of the University of Toronto, the Goldring Chair in Canadian Studies, and a professor in the Department of Geography.
Table of contents
David A. Wolfe
Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1. Introduction to Innovation, Creativity and Governance in Canadian City-Regions
David A. Wolfe and Meric S. Gertler
Part II: The Dynamics of Economic Change in Large Cities
Chapter 2. Toronto’s Fourth Era: An Emerging Cognitive-Cultural Economy
David A. Wolfe and Allison Bramwell
Chapter 3. The Revitalization of Montreal: The Significance of Social Innovation as a Pillar for Economic Development
Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay, Norma Rantisi, and Juan-Luis Klein
Chapter 4. Vancouver and the Economy of Culture and Innovation
Tom Hutton and Trevor Barnes
Chapter 5. Moving from Complaisancy Revisited: Ottawa trying again to define its Regional Advantage
Caroline Andrew and David Doloruex
Chapter 6. Innovation from an oil and gas platform: Calgary
Cooper Langford, Ben Li and Cami Ryan
Part III: The Unique Character of Innovation and Growth in Medium-Sized Cities
Chapter 7. Innovation in an Industrial City: Economic Transformation in Hamilton
Peter Warrian and Allison Bramwell
Chapter 8. A Tale of Two Cities: Innovation, Talent Attraction and Governance in Canada’s Technology Triangle
Chapter 9. Ordinary City at the Crossroads: London Ontario
Chapter 10. The Social Dynamics of Economic Performance in Halifax
Part IV: Innovation for Survival or Growth in Canada’s Small Cities
Chapter 12. Saskatoon: From Small Town to Global Hub
Peter Phillips and Graham Webb
Chapter 11. The Social Dynamics of Economic Performance in the Public Sector City: Kingston, Ontario
Betsy Donald and Heather Hall
Chapter 13. Volcanoes and Pyramids: The Role of Knowledge and Creativity in Shaping Greater Moncton’s Socio-economic Performance
Chapter 14. The Social Dynamics of Economic Performance in St. John’s: A Metropolis on the Margins
Rob Greenwood and Heather Hall.
Appendix A: City-Region Profiles
Appendix B: Maps
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