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Knowledge Hubs in the German Urban System: Identifying Hubs by Combining Network and Territorial Perspectives

1 Introduction The traditional geographical focus on territorial scales has been complemented in recent decades by a focus on networks and flows between cities and regions. A concern for networks is seen as a necessary supplement to a territorial perspective in order to facilitate the understanding of the processes that produce space ( Friedmann 1995 ; Taylor 2004 : 25 ff.; Hall/Pain 2006 : 10 ff.). The importance of the focus on networks arises from different processes. To a large extent the focus on networks can be explained by an increasing concern

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Economic resilience. The Case Study of Pomorskie Region

disturbances ( Scheffer 2009 ). From the evolutionary perspective resilience is perceived as the ability of complex socio-ecological systems to change, adapt and transform in response to stresses and strains ( Davoudi 2013 : 302). The evolutionary resilience concept is well in tune with the post-modern paradigm. Change and mobility, attributes of this approach, are immanent features of today's world. The networks of relations and interdependencies, the spaces of flow and the growing levels of complexity require interpretative models open and flexible enough to encompass the

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Regional Structural Change and Resilience
From Lignite Mining to Tourism in the Lusatian Lakeland

very much at risk, in other words: they are particularly vulnerable to overall economic developments, such as growing international competition. Entire sectors, including mining, ship construction, and the steel and textiles industries are going bankrupt or being cut back in size, even though there is nothing to take their place. Hence, it is very important to ask how and whether these regions can cope with structural change and find a way of becoming economically powerful again—in the sense implied in the term resilience. Against this background, the present paper

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The Industrial Cluster Plan of the Japanese government and the realities of regional economies in Japan

the resurgence of traditional industries, such as the steel and chemical industry in Kyushu and metal and machine industries in Kanto. METI considers it necessary to promote both types of industries for the resurgence of regional economies, as well as for Japanese economy as a whole. Figure 1 Territories of regional bureaus of METI and Projects of the Industrial Cluster Plan Source: www.meti.go.jp/policy/local_economy/downloadfiles/Business_environment_prom_div/CLUSTER.html According to the Industrial Cluster Plan Promotion Office of METI (2004

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Urban design for mobilities – towards material pragmatism

situations of everyday life mobilities. This then takes place on a theoretical and philosophical backcloth of what elsewhere has been termed ‘material pragmatism’ ( Jensen 2016 ; Jensen & Lanng 2017 ). The key argument in this paper is therefore that exploring concrete mobile situations in the light of mobilities design opens up a different way of engaging with one of the key dimensions of the contemporary city; making sense of the increasing flow of people, goods, vehicles, and information. The structure of the paper is the following. After the introduction, we move

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Linear revitalization – problems and challenges. Discursive article

of the crucial tasks in the revitalization processes. We may define various types of linear structures requiring revitalization: infrastructural, urban, those related to a specific type of land use, and natural. Within transportation systems there are, for example: Roads of different classes as barriers cutting between urban structures; Roads as sources of threats, being the ecological barrier for the free flow of living matter, causing a lack of ecological connectivity; Abandoned, extensively developed and non-operational railway tracks, often of large

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“East meets West” – on studying “Eastern” housing estates through “Western” concepts and approaches

and materials. I remember myself during my university studies preparing a seminar thesis about local government housing politics in Považská Bystrica, one of the “typical” Slovak (post-)socialist towns. Talking with a construction engineer associated with one of the first renewal projects targeted at panel houses, he explained to me that the panels themselves can hold together for many more years, but the steel joints holding the panels together are the weak point of the houses since they can be subject to corrosion. I will not contemplate here whether such an

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