Cities, regions and flows [electronic resource] / edited by Peter V. Hall and Markus Hesse.
- London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
- Routledge Studies in Human Geography
Routledge studies in human geography ; 40
Routledge Studies in Human Geography
1 online resource (289 p.)
- Urban economics.
Freight and freightage.
- Electronic books.
- Urban regions have come under increasing pressure to adapt to the imperatives of mobility, including greater freedom of travel, rising trade volumes and global economic networks. Whereas urbanization was once characterized by the concentration of services and facilities, urban areas now have to ensure the exchange of goods, services and information in a much more complex, interrelated, highly competitive, and spatially dispersed environment. As a consequence, cities are challenged to ensure the functionality of infrastructure while mitigating negative environmental and social impacts.
- Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; PART I Introduction; 1 Reconciling cities and flows in geography and regional studies; PART II Theoretical concepts, research questions; 2 Economic structure, technological change and location theory: the evolution of models explaining the link between cities and flows; 3 The integration of virtual flows into material movements within the global economy; 4 Supply chain management, logistics changes and the concept of friction
5 Goods movement and metropolitan inequality: global restructuring, commodity flows, and metropolitan developmentPART III Empirical cases; 6 The Paris region: operating and planning freight at multiple scales in a European city; 7 From hinterland to distribution center: the Chicago region's shifting gateway function; 8 Amazon shipping, commodity flows, and urban economic development: the case of Belém and Manaus; 9 The flight of Icarus? Incheon's transformation from port gateway to global city; 10 From time definite to time critical? Challenges facing airfreight and port growth in Durban
PART IV Challenges for policy and planning11 Contested trade and policy responses in Southern California; 12 Infrastructure and environmental policy on regulating road vehicle emissions: from top-down policy directives to the local level; 13 Freight, land and local economic development; PART V Conclusion; 14 Cities, flows and scale: policy responses to the dynamics of integration and disintegration; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Hall, P. V. (Peter V.), 1968-
Hesse, Markus, 1960-
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