Professor Kathy Pain has co-edited book published

3 March 2014

Professor Kathy Pain has co-edited book published

Kathy Pain, Professor of Real Estate Development and Director of Research for Real Estate & Planning, has written and co-edited the new book, Changing Urban and Regional Relations in a Globalizing World...

Changing Urban and Regional Relations in a Globalizing World

Professor Kathy Pain and Gilles Van Hamme

Kathy Pain, Professor of Real Estate Development and Director of Research for Real Estate and Planning, has written and co-edited the new book, Changing Urban and Regional Relations in a Globalizing World: Europe as a Global Macro-Region, published by Edward Elgar.

This important book brings together a prestigious group of scholars to provide a systematic assessment of the dynamic flows and spatial restructuring associated with globalization that have shaped Europe’s contemporary position in the world during the past decade.

The changing relations of cities and regions in Europe have been rigorously studied in a global perspective both through their position in the international division of labour and in different types of dynamic networks and flows: trade of goods; advanced services and finance – stock exchange and office real estate investments; human; knowledge; and maritime. The book considers the different ways in which European territories are being impacted by these trends. A distinctive feature of the research presented is its empirical focus on the global economic and functional relations of European cities and regions and how these relate to territorial structures.

Pointing to a basic contradiction between EU economic and spatial strategies to promote sustainable growth alongside socio-territorial equity and cohesion, this book will appeal to policymakers, professional practitioners, researchers and students with interests in urban and regional planning, spatial and economic development, sustainability and policy, in the context of contemporary globalization.

The book is available for purchase and further details are available on the publisher's website.

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