Integrating investment and equity: A critical regionalist agenda for a progressive regionalism

Title: Integrating investment and equity: A critical regionalist agenda for a progressive regionalism
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: April 2009
Published In: Journal of Planning Education and Research
Description:

Since the 1980s, different conceptions of regionalism have emerged, reflecting distinct perspectives on place and space and a variety of policy orientations. The debates in planning over which regional policies are both "equitable" and "democratic" have been intense. This article clarifies these debates through a critical regionalist approach to the two prominent "regionalisms" investment and distributive. This article then proposes how to strengthen the connections between investment and distributive regionalism and build on the successful practices in each arena. The authors argue that a progressive regionalism requires focus on (1) the labor market as a whole and (2) multiscalar coalitions and policy initiatives. © 2009 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

Ivan Allen College Contributors:
External Contributors: Susan Christopherson
Citation:

Journal of Planning Education and Research. 28. Issue 3. 341 - 354. ISSN 0739-456X. DOI 10.1177/0739456X08327371.

Related Departments:
  • Center for Urban Innovation
  • School of Public Policy