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Sticky Places in Slippery Space: A Typology of Industrial Districts*
Identifies and assesses three types of industrial districts that exist as alternatives to the "new industrial district" model, to remark on the limits of a locally targeted development strategy.
Urban Development and the Politics of a Creative Class: Evidence from a Study of Artists
In this paper I critique the notion of ‘the creative class' and the fuzzy causal logic about its relationship to urban growth. I argue that in the creative class, occupations that exhibit distinctive
The Artistic Dividend: Urban Artistic Specialisation and Economic Development Implications
Over the past two decades, urban and regional policy-makers have increasingly looked to the arts and culture as an economic panacea, especially for the older urban core. The arts' regional economic
Defining the Creative Economy: Industry and Occupational Approaches
This article reviews conceptual and operational issues in defining the creative sector and its arts and cultural core. Some accounts use establishment data to measure creative industry employment,
Arts and Culture in Urban or Regional Planning: A Review and Research Agenda
Amid the buzz on the creative city and cultural economy, knowledge about what works at various urban and regional scales is sorely lacking. This article reviews the state of knowledge about arts and
The Rise of the Gunbelt: The Military Remapping of Industrial America
Since World War II, America's economic landscape has undergone a profound transformation. This economic restructuring, the authors argue, is a direct result of the rise of the military industrial
Profit cycles, oligopoly, and regional development
The dramatic shifts in heartland regional economies in the U.S. and other advanced industrial countries have thrown into question the ability of capitalist development to produce permanent growth,
Gauging Metropolitan “High-Tech” and “I-Tech” Activity
In the past few years, a number of new studies have published high-tech rankings of American metropolitan areas that are used by many business consultants and local economic development organizations
Fuzzy Concepts, Scanty Evidence, Policy Distance: The Case for Rigour and Policy Relevance in Critical Regional Studies
M ARKUSEN A. (2003) Fuzzy concepts, scanty evidence, policy distance: the case for rigour and policy relevance in critical regional studies , Reg. Studies 37 , 701-717. Regional analysis is
Big Firms, Long Arms, Wide Shoulders: The 'Hub-and-Spoke' Industrial District in the Seattle Region
GRAY M., GOLOB E. and MARKUSEN A. (1996) Big firms, long arms, wide shoulders: the ‘hub-and-spoke’ industrial district in the Seattle region, Reg. Studies 30, 651–666. Rapidly growing regions exhibit