By Joël Thibert

With the loss of life of the outdated Regionalist undertaking of attaining sturdy neighborhood governance via amalgamation, voluntary collaboration has develop into the modus operandi of a big variety of North American metropolitan areas. even supposing many researchers became drawn to neighborhood collaboration and its determinants, few have particularly studied its results. This ebook contributes to filling this hole by way of significantly re-evaluating the basic premise of the hot Regionalism, that is that local difficulties might be solved with no regional/higher govt. specifically, this learn asks: to what volume does nearby collaboration have an important self reliant impression at the determinants of neighborhood resilience? utilizing a comparative (Canada-U.S.) mixed-method method, with unique case reports of the San Francisco Bay quarter, the better Montreal and trans-national Niagara-Buffalo areas, the booklet examines the direct and oblique affects of inter-local collaboration on coverage and coverage results on the neighborhood and State/Provincial degrees. The booklet study concentrates at the results of bottom-up, state-mandated and practical collaboration and the moderating position of nearby information, larger governmental initiative and civic capital on 3 results: environmental protection, socio-economic integration and financial competitiveness. in brief, the e-book seeks to spotlight these stipulations that desire collaboration and can aid stay away from the collaborative seize of collaboration for its personal sake.

More in particular, this learn concentrates at the impression of bottom-up, state-mandated and practical collaboration, the moderating position of neighborhood expertise, governmental initiative and civic capital on environmental protection, socio-economic integration and fiscal competitiveness. in brief, the publication seeks to appreciate even if and the way city local collaboration contributes to local resilience.

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