Metropolitan Regions

Knowledge Infrastructures of the Global Economy

  • Johan Klaesson
  • Börje Johansson
  • Charlie Karlsson

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Johan Klaesson, Börje Johansson, Charlie Karlsson
    Pages 1-26
  3. Theory of Urban Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Johan Klaesson, Börje Johansson
      Pages 47-72
    3. Scott R. Hacker, Johan Klaesson, Lars Pettersson, Pär Sjölander
      Pages 117-139
    4. Johan Klaesson, Hanna Larsson
      Pages 167-192
  4. Policies and Institutions of Urban Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Lina Bjerke, Charlie Karlsson
      Pages 235-260
    3. Martin Andersson, Johan Klaesson
      Pages 261-273
    4. Peter Nijkamp, Galit Cohen-Blankshtain
      Pages 295-308
  5. Case Studies of Urban Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Michaël Deinema, Robert Kloosterman
      Pages 339-373
    3. Martijn J. Burger, Frank G. van Oort, Ronald S. Wall, Mark J. P. M. Thissen
      Pages 375-391
    4. Kiyoshi Yamasaki, Takayuki Ueda, Shinichi Muto
      Pages 425-449
    5. Paschalis A. Arvanitidis, George Petrakos, Dimitrios Skouras
      Pages 473-514

About this book


Metropolitan growth has been dramatic in the past several decades, and today metropolitan regions are recognized as the main driving forces in national growth and development as well as in national and global innovation processes. The purpose of this book is to contribute to a better understanding of how metropolitan regions and their subsystems interact and compete, why they differ in their capacity to nurture innovation and growth, and how metropolitan policies must be designed to secure the region’s long-term vitality. To that end, it presents new contributions on theories of urban growth, institutions and policies of urban change, and case studies of urban growth prepared by international experts.


Metropolitan Regions Regional Development Urban Change Urban Growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Johan Klaesson
    • 1
  • Börje Johansson
    • 2
  • Charlie Karlsson
    • 3
  1. 1.Economics, Finance & Statistics, Jönköping Int. Business SchoolJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden
  2. 2.Economics, Finance and Statistics, Jönköping Int. Business SchoolUniversity JonköpingJönköpingSweden
  3. 3.Economics, Finance and Statistics, Jönköping Int. Business SchoolJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden

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