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Paper eres2015_42:
Regional emerging hubs - catalysts, drivers and constraints

id eres2015_42
authors Huston, Simon
year 2015
title Regional emerging hubs - catalysts, drivers and constraints
source 22nd Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Istanbul, Turkey
summary Most economic development over the next fifty years is likely to be centred on regional towns. Many of regional conurbations are ill prepared to cope with growth pressures. Others are more geared up for ‘smart growth’. Some regional settlements have aspirations to become 'knowledge hubs' to attract investment and generate prestigious local jobs. University status or expansion is one promising regional development catalyst. Urban beautification projects can also help to attract foreign talent or retain local skills and avoid the stigma associated with 'dormitory suburbs' or cultural deserts. However, the metamorphosis of conservative regional market towns into vibrant knowledge Arcadias confronts philosophical, forecasting, institutional, housing and funding constraints. The research outlines the contested urban renewal backdrop and applies an environmental scanning and systems framework to it. In its empirical phase, the research investigates how catalysts, drivers and development constraints manifest at the local level in the case of two expanding regional English conurbations - Hereford and Cirencester.
keywords smart growth, regional development, knowledge hubs, partnerships, environmental scanning
series ERES:conference
type paper session
email simon.huston@rau.ac.uk
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session Real Estate & Regional and Urban Economics
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