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Planning local economic development : theory and practice

Author: Edward J Blakely; Nancey Green Leigh
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th editionView all editions and formats
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"Written by authors with years of academic, regional, and city planning experience, this classic text has laid the foundation for practitioners and academics working in planning and policy development for generations. With deeper coverage of sustainability and resiliency, the new Sixth Edition explores the theories of local economic development while addressing the issues and opportunities faced by cities, towns,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Blakely; Nancey Green Leigh
ISBN: 9781506363998 1506363997
OCLC Number: 958962509
Description: xxii, 508 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The enduring argument for local economic development planning --
The influence of national and state policies on local economic development --
Concepts and theory of local economic development --
The local economic development profession and professionals --
The local economic development planning process --
Introduction to analytical methods for local economic development planning --
Local economic development strategy --
Locality development --
Business development --
Human resource development --
Community economic development --
Building the implementation plan --
Institutional approaches to local economic development --
Local economic development planning's response to a global economy and climate-challenged planet.
Responsibility: Nancey Green Leigh, Georgia Institute of Technology, Edward J. Blakely, the University of Sydney.

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