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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (21 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691143110
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691143118
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 3.3 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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""Keys to the City" is an output that does justice to the amassed wisdom of a lively and well respected economic geographer who moves past disciplinary parochialism. The book does not shy away from complexity and covers a wide terrain, while expression is clear and considered throughout."--David Waite, "Urban Studies"

"[T]his work makes rich use of the literature and offers a strong point of view that distinguishes among opposing theories and seemingly irreconcilable research. This is an intelligent, important book."--Choice

"[A]ll readers will find the book fascinating in its breadth and its ambition to popularize important questions about urban development."--Yannis M. Ioannides, Journal of Economic Literature

"The first thing to say is that this is a superb book. Breathtaking in scope, specific in detail, provocative in argument, wide ranging in evidence gathering, and built on a carefully crafted logic."--Philip McCann, Journal of Regional Science

"Keys to the City is an output that does justice to the amassed wisdom of a lively and well respected economic geographer who moves past disciplinary parochialism. The book does not shy away from complexity and covers a wide terrain, while expression is clear and considered throughout."--David Waite, Urban Studies

"Though he writes as an economic geographer, his answers cover a wide variety of academic disciplines, ranging across geography, economics, political science, and sociology. It is a demanding book. But it is also a book that anyone who is seriously interested in cities and regions must read."--Anthony M. Orum, American Journal of Sociology

"A worthwhile contribution to a number of different debates related to urban development, and is a one that scholars of urban politics should find very useful."--Neil Kraus, Perspectives on Politics

-[T]his work makes rich use of the literature and offers a strong point of view that distinguishes among opposing theories and seemingly irreconcilable research. This is an intelligent, important book.---Choice

-[A]ll readers will find the book fascinating in its breadth and its ambition to popularize important questions about urban development.---Yannis M. Ioannides, Journal of Economic Literature

-The first thing to say is that this is a superb book. Breathtaking in scope, specific in detail, provocative in argument, wide ranging in evidence gathering, and built on a carefully crafted logic.---Philip McCann, Journal of Regional Science

-Keys to the City is an output that does justice to the amassed wisdom of a lively and well respected economic geographer who moves past disciplinary parochialism. The book does not shy away from complexity and covers a wide terrain, while expression is clear and considered throughout.---David Waite, Urban Studies

-Though he writes as an economic geographer, his answers cover a wide variety of academic disciplines, ranging across geography, economics, political science, and sociology. It is a demanding book. But it is also a book that anyone who is seriously interested in cities and regions must read.---Anthony M. Orum, American Journal of Sociology

-A worthwhile contribution to a number of different debates related to urban development, and is a one that scholars of urban politics should find very useful.---Neil Kraus, Perspectives on Politics

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"The Keys to the City demonstrates Storper's considerable knowledge of the literature that intersects urban and spatial economics with the new economic geography. This engaging book will play a major role in moving theoretical discussions forward into new territory and will find a wide audience in economic geography and fields engaged in urban policy."--Susan Christopherson, Cornell University

"Every chapter of this book makes a significant contribution to some aspect of economic development. However, this book is unique and ultimately invaluable because it is by a geographer who is engaging seriously with economics. It is a great entry into economics for geographers, is insightful throughout, and develops a new framework for thinking about places and growth."--Gilles Duranton, University of Toronto

"Fascinating and ambitious, this book borrows ideas, concepts, and results from geographical economics, economic geography, and institutional social sciences to explain the organization of and the change in the space-economy. Exploring the unequal development of societies as they unfold across space, this book provides insightful analyses of issues that have been far too neglected. It will attract much attention."--Jacques Thisse, Universite catholique de Louvain

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4.0 out of 5 stars great summary of the field 20 Aug. 2013
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Michael Storper is one of the luminaries of urban geography. This is a summary of decades of good work. Very useful for thinking about policy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for any politician, regional planner, local development professional or economic policy wonk. 27 Aug. 2015
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This book is a must have read and reference for any politician, regional planner or development professional who wishes to really understand the theory and evidence on why (we think) some places grow (income and jobs) and others don't, without having to become a master econometrician.

This is a clear headed, readable walk through of many overlapping, nuanced arguments and evidence about why jobs, people and money end up in some places and not others and what can realistically be done about it. Most other material on this topic is rather narrow in scope, but this book steps back and helps the reader stitch together a concise understanding about what we know (and what we don't) and what it means for decision-makers faced with real trade-offs.
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