William Alonso

  • Regional Policy

    Regional Policy

    Readings in Theory and Applications

    John Friedmann and William Alonso

    Revised edition of Regional Development and Planning: A ReaderSince 1964, when Regional Development and Planning: A Reader was first published, the book has become established as perhaps the most useful collection of source material in its field, and it has served as the basis of numerous courses in regional studies and economic development. Encouraged by this reception, its editors have prepared this revised edition, meant to replace the earlier work.The editors have searched the literature with care and selected those contributions that will give the student a firm understanding of the fundamentals and the recent developments of the subject, broadly defined.The first four parts of the book present readings on the concepts of space and development (broken down into sections on location and spatial structure, spatial systems in economic development, and growth in subnational regions), the role of cities in national development, issues in regional planning. Part V consists of a bibliographical essay detailing the progress of a decade in regional development planning.

    • Hardcover $100.00
    • Paperback $80.00
  • Regional Development and Planning

    Regional Development and Planning

    A Reader

    John Friedmann and William Alonso

    Writings on regional development and planning are widely scattered in social science literature and government publications. This volume makes available for the first time in one place, and in an orderly and logical manner, the major contributions to regional growth theory and planning.

    The volume considers the basic question of national policy for regional economic development. To this end, a large number of topics are considered, including: location theory, theory of spatial organization, the role of resources and migration in regional development, problems of peripheral rural areas, the definition of regions, the concept of planning regions, objectives and measures of regional development, regional investment criteria, and institutional aspects of regional development planning. An introduction summarizes the basic concepts in the field and focuses attention on the major policy questions. Shorter introductions relate individual contributions to each other and to the major issues they illuminate. A comprehensive annotated bibliography of nearly 200 titles is included.

    Intended for students of economic development, economic geography, regional science, and city and regional planning; for practitioners in these fields; and for foreign aid officials.

    • Hardcover $15.00