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Theory and Practice



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Planning Local Economic Development: Theory and Practice by Edward J. Blakely
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Following the first and second edition, Planning Local Economic Development, Third Edition, continues to explore the theories of local economic development that are relevant to dilemmas facing communities today. This book expands on issues such as the planning process, analytical techniques, and business and human resource development and investigates areas such as high-technology economic development strategies. Features of the text include: * offers a coherent overview of theories and concepts of economic development * case studies and exercises demonstrate how each theory can be employed in a real-world setting * includes sample resource materials to facilitate the development and design of program plans New to this edition: * new case studies and illustrations * presents a new argument for implementing local economic development initiatives * thoroughly updated content and references throughout

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction 1. A New Argument for Taking Local Economic Development Initiatives 2. Toward a National Policy Agenda in Support of Local Economic Development 3. Concepts and Theories of Local Economic Development 4. The Local Economic Development Planning Process 5. Analytical Techniques for Local Economic Development 6. Selecting a Local Economic Development Strategy 7. Locality Development 8. Business Development 9. Human Resource Development 10. Community-Based Economic and Employment Development 11. Preparing a Detailed Project Plan 12. Institutional Approaches for Local Economic Development 13. The High Technology Economic Development Strategy 14. The Local Economic Development Profession and Professionals Subject and Name Index About the Authors

Author Biography

Dr. Edward J. Blakely is Professor of Urban Policy in the United States Study Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has held academic positions in teaching, research, academic administration, and economic development policy for more than 30 years, including Dean of the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy and Dean of the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning, and Development. He is a leading scholar and practitioner in the fields of planning and local economic development. Dr. Blakely served as a policy adviser to the mayor of Oakland and adviser to the Los Angeles Public School District. He was appointed by President Clinton as Vice Chair of the Presidio Trust, where he played a key role in the development of the former army base into a profitable civic facility. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Planning Association, the Nature Conservancy, and Fulbright Association. In January 2007, Dr. Blakely was appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans to head the recovery effort following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Ted Bradshaw studies: Community and Regional Policy and Planning with particular emphasis on California, Alternative Growth Scenarios in the Central Valley, and Community Strategies for Dealing with Military Base Closures, Super Energy Efficient Housing. Ted Bradshaw teaches: Community Development (CRD 152) Community Economic Development (CRD 156) Community Development Theory (CRD 240) Selected Publications: Bradshaw, Ted K. (1994). Defense industry conversion, base closure, and the California economy : critical issues for a statewide strategy / by Ted Bradshaw ... [et al.]. [Berkeley] : Institute of Business and Economic Research, University of California at Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business. Bradshaw, Ted K. (1995). Defense industry conversion, base closure, and the California economy : critical issues for a statewide strategy / Ted Bradshaw, et al. [Berkeley] : University of California at Berkeley, Institute of Urban and Regional Development. Bradshaw, Ted K. (1989). The elusiveness of rural development theory and practice : domestic and third world perspectives joined / Ted K. Bradshaw. Berkeley, CA : Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Bradshaw, Ted K. (1992). Growth control and the failure of planning / by Ted K. Bradshaw. IN: California policy choices. Vol. 8. Bradshaw, Ted K. (1992). In the shadow of urban growth : bifurcation in rural California communities / Ted K. Bradshaw. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California at Berkeley, Institute of Urban and Regional Development.
Release date NZ
July 12th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
3rd Revised edition
SAGE Publications Ltd
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