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Edward Blakely - The new connection between people and place

Edward Blakely - The new connection between people and place



Presentation by Edward Blakely, Professor of Urban Policy, United States Studies Center, University of Sydney, Australia. ...

Presentation by Edward Blakely, Professor of Urban Policy, United States Studies Center, University of Sydney, Australia.

9th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance (Dublin-Kilkenny, Ireland), 26/27 March 2013.




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    • 9th Annual Meeting IMPLEMENTING CHANGE: A NEW LOCAL AGENDA FOR JOBS AND GROWTH In co-operation with the EU Presidency, Irish Government and Pobal 26-27 March 2013, Dublin-Kilkenny, Ireland PLENARY SESSION I: A NEW LOCAL AGENDA FOR JOBS AND GROWTH Edward BlakelyProfessor of Urban Policy, United States Studies Center, University of Sydney, Australia
    • EconomicDevelopment  Since the appearance of the first edition in 1990, Planning Local Economic Development has been the foundation for an entire generation of practitioners and academics working in planning and policy development. Written by authors with years of academic, regional, and city planning experience, the book has been used widely in graduate economic development, urban studies, nonprofit management
    • Evolution of Thinking from 1st to 4th Edition of Local Economic Development 1st Edition—the endogenous base
    • 2nd EditionFocus on Innovative Milieus
    • 3rd EditionGlocalization
    • The City Region Base for Local Economic Development “Cities (city-regions), furthermore, are fast coming to function as the basic motor of the global economy”.A. Scott, 2001
    • A multi-tiered network of regional economies
    • Making Sustainable healthy, Safe Places—the 4th edition
    • Local EconomicDevelopment Concepts
    • Focus of Economic Development
    • The New People Dimensions for Competitive Cities Economic Diversity Agglomeration of Amsterdam, Munich, San reinforcing firms that Francisco with very collaborate as well diverse industries that as compete for have domestic and global market share international exports Population Muti- High levels of London, Paris and New culturalism immigration and York with exceptionally cultural tolerance vital and diverse with regard to race, populations that attract national origins and jobs and firms related factors Creative/skilled High number of Dublin, North Carolina Workforce specialized Triangle, Hong Kong, university educated Bangalore and Singapore imaginative people in all posses well educated arts, sciences and workers attractive to management global capital and firms disciplines
    • Rationale Basis and RationaleLocal Economic Development Based on NotionResource DifferentiationIndigenous CapacityUneven Geography of OpportunitySocial and Spatial inequality
    • Local Space 
    • Local EconomicDevelopment as Industry
    • Communities Built for Factories 
    • Local Economic Development asRural and Small Town Revitlisation 
    • Local Economic Development asBusiness and Employment Generation
    • Local Economic Development As Endowments--Human Skills 
    • Inequality is an increasing problem across the globe and an American Dilemma 
    • Indigenous Capacity 
    • Not everyone favors our currentform of economic development 
    • Uneven Geography of Opportunity 
    • Social and Spatial inequality 
    • Global-local 
    • Ed-Med City Future 
    • The Locus of Economic Development
    • Regional Institutional Infrastrcuture 
    • Urban Revitalisation Zones 
    • Demography as local economic resource 
    • Local Economic Plan 
    • Local Cultural Economy 
    • Local Landscape asEconomic Resource 
    • Creating from Junk 
    • University asCollaborative Builder  University to University relations  University to key constituents as verifier  University to Civic Leaders as unbiased actor  University to government as honest broker
    • Innovation Cities  Belfast United Kingdom  Bern Switzerland  Birmingham United Kingdom  Cannes France Cardiff United Kingdom  Coventry United Kingdom Dublin Ireland  Gdansk Poland
    • Financing the New Knowledge Precincts Knowledge Space Live-work Space Work-Communi-space
    • New Flex-space 
    • Re-tooling and Reconfiguring Existing Economic Nodes  Re-use of existing space • for the New Economy • Existing Strip Shopping areas • Re-examination of roles and hierarchies of centres • Role of New populations in creating and sustaining new economic and commercial activities
    • Understanding Brain Pool The region needs to retain 20 - 34 year old population
    • SUSTAINABILITY  Feasibility studies and valuation analysis Quarterly workshops, seminars and roundtables. Grant applications to National and Local Foundations. Research and Consulting opportunities. E-commerce opportunities including extended learning and web workshops simulcast.
    • City Beauty 
    • Good Healthy Communities Pedestrian-oriented, mixed use design Frequent bus service Preservation of mature shade trees Renewable energy Recycled building materials
    • Beautiful Places 