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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 Blakely
Professor of Urban Policy, United States Studies Center, University of Sydney, Australia
Economic
Development




  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     Edition

Focus on Innovative Milieus
3rd   Edition
Glocalization
Edward Blakely - The new connection between people and place
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 Economic
Development 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 Rationale

Local Economic Development Based on Notion
Resource Differentiation
Indigenous Capacity
Uneven Geography of Opportunity
Social and Spatial inequality
Local Space
    
Local Economic
Development as Industry
Communities Built for
    Factories
         
Local Economic Development as
Rural and Small Town Revitlisation
               
Local Economic Development as
Business 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 current
form 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
           
Edward Blakely - The new connection between people and place
Edward Blakely - The new connection between people and place
Edward Blakely - The new connection between people and place
Local Landscape as
Economic Resource
       
Creating from Junk
        
Edward Blakely - The new connection between people and place
Edward Blakely - The new connection between people and place
University as
Collaborative 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
Edward Blakely - The new connection between people and place

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.
Edward Blakely - The new connection between people and place
Edward Blakely - The new connection between people and place
Edward Blakely - The new connection between people and place
Edward Blakely - The new connection between people and place
City Beauty
     
Edward Blakely - The new connection between people and place
Good Healthy
      Communities
 Pedestrian-oriented,
  mixed use design
 Frequent bus service
 Preservation of mature
  shade trees
 Renewable energy
 Recycled building
  materials
Edward Blakely - The new connection between people and place
Beautiful Places
       

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  • 1. 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 Blakely Professor of Urban Policy, United States Studies Center, University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2. Economic Development  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
  • 3. Evolution of Thinking from 1st to 4th Edition of Local Economic Development  1st Edition—the endogenous base
  • 4. 2nd Edition Focus on Innovative Milieus
  • 5. 3rd Edition Glocalization
  • 7. 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
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  • 9. A multi-tiered network of regional economies
  • 10. Making Sustainable healthy, Safe Places—the 4th edition
  • 12. Focus of Economic Development
  • 13. 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
  • 14. Rationale  Basis and Rationale Local Economic Development Based on Notion Resource Differentiation Indigenous Capacity Uneven Geography of Opportunity Social and Spatial inequality
  • 15. Local Space
  • 17. Communities Built for Factories 
  • 18. Local Economic Development as Rural and Small Town Revitlisation 
  • 19. Local Economic Development as Business and Employment Generation
  • 20. Local Economic Development As Endowments--Human Skills 
  • 21. Inequality is an increasing problem across the globe and an American Dilemma 
  • 23. Not everyone favors our current form of economic development 
  • 24. Uneven Geography of Opportunity 
  • 25. Social and Spatial inequality 
  • 28. The Locus of Economic Development
  • 29. Regional Institutional Infrastrcuture 
  • 30. Urban Revitalisation Zones 
  • 31. Demography as local economic resource 
  • 41. University as Collaborative Builder  University to University relations  University to key constituents as verifier  University to Civic Leaders as unbiased actor  University to government as honest broker
  • 42. Innovation Cities  Belfast United Kingdom  Bern Switzerland  Birmingham United Kingdom  Cannes France Cardiff United Kingdom  Coventry United Kingdom Dublin Ireland  Gdansk Poland
  • 43. Financing the New Knowledge Precincts Knowledge Space Live-work Space Work-Communi-space
  • 45. 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
  • 46. Understanding Brain Pool  The region needs to retain 20 - 34 year old population
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  • 49. 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.
  • 54. City Beauty
  • 56. Good Healthy Communities  Pedestrian-oriented, mixed use design  Frequent bus service  Preservation of mature shade trees  Renewable energy  Recycled building materials