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Book: Border Cities and Territorial Development

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This monograph analyses the role of border cities in promoting territorial development processes in border regions across the world. It not only embraces the scientific fields of regional and urban studies but also addresses territorial (urban, local, regional) development and planning theories, as well as the effects of development policies applied to border regions in both Europe and North America.

In essence, the book offers a full toolkit of border regions' territorial development knowledge and, in particular, advances a range of policy development proposals. It provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary thinking about how border cities can play a decisive role in boosting territorial development processes in border regions.

Table of Contents

Introduction;  Part I: Territorial development and border cities: A theoretical debate;  1. Territorial development and border cities: A theoretical debate;  2. The challenge for economic development and innovation in border regions: Cases from Inner Scandinavia;  3. Cross-border spatial planning and border cities: Unpacking the symbolic role of borders;  Part II: Territorial development policies for border cities and regions;  4. European policies and border cities;  5. Border cities: Spatial and institutional expressions of bordering;  6. Brexit and the policy landscape for cities at the Ireland–Northern Ireland border;  Part III: Evidence from border cities and their contribution to territorial development;  7. French border cities and their cross-border strategies;  8. Rural border cities: The Danish-German border region of Schleswig;  9. Borderland formation processes: Cross-border urban functional cooperation along the Slovak–Hungarian border;  10. Border cities in Portugal–Spain and territorial development trends;  11. US–Canada border cities and territorial development trends;  12. US–Mexico border cities and territorial development trends;  13. Conclusion

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