Creative cluster development: Governance, place-making and entrepreneurship

Creative cluster development: Governance, place-making and entrepreneurship

/ Komorowski, Marlen & Picone, Ike. (Eds.). — Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.

1 online resource (xiv, 249 pages) : illustrations, PDF. — (Regions and cities).

The first part of the book examines theoretical approaches to governing, designing and fostering entrepreneurship of creative clusters. The second part contains case studies describing creative cluster governance and development around the world, including three models of coworking spaces in downtown Toronto, ON. The case studies are grouped under the subjects: creative hubs and spaces, media park development and governance, and organizations for creative cluster development.


Local government management

Local government management

/ Valcik, Nicolas A. & Benavides, Teodoro J. (Eds.). — New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2023.

1 online resource (xix, 388 pages) : illustrations, PDF. — (Public administration and public policy (American Society for Public Administration)).

The book explores the functions, roles and services of local governments in the United States and the issues and disrupters that they face. It covers elected officials, managers, digital civic engagement, budgeting and financial management, human resources, economic development, resilience, land use and growth management, e-government and data privacy, the sharing economy, engaging with business stakeholders, paramedicine, intermunicipal relations, school districts, relationships with not-for-profit organizations, urban planning and affordable housing, urban homelessness, immigration, environmental protection, government accountability, strategic planning, emergency management and COVID-19.


The role of Canadian city managers: In their own words

The role of Canadian city managers: In their own words

/ Fenn, W. Michael, McIntosh, Gordon A., & Siegel, David. (Eds.). — Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 2023.

1 online resource (x, 365 pages) : PDF.

Scholars and municipal managers discuss the role of city managers; strategic planning; the relationships of the CAO with Council, the mayor and staff; diversity action for the manager; Indigenous relations; team building; intergovernmental relations; resilience in Gatineau; managing during a crisis in Fort McMurray; community development; and skills development for future managers.



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