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City regions and place development

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Patsy Healey OBE


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City regions and place development, Regional Studies. The paper explores the concept of a 'city region' in the context of proposals for reconfiguring sub-national government arrangements. It considers the various arguments behind calls for a 'city region' focus, and reviews recent experiences in the Netherlands and England. This highlights that the concept of a 'city region' can be mobilized both as an organizing device and to call attention to place dynamics. There are dangers in a narrow focus on administrative and economic considerations when promoting the creation of 'city region' institutional arenas. Instead, greater attention is needed to promote more integrated, locally specific, place development agendas.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Healey P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Regional Studies

Year: 2009

Volume: 43

Issue: 6

Pages: 831-843

ISSN (print): 0034-3404

ISSN (electronic): 1360-0591

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/00343400701861336


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