The Bartlett School of Planning


Local and Regional Development

Local and Regional Development

22 July 2016

Local and Regional Development provides an accessible, critical and integrated examination of local and regional development theory, institutions and policy.

Amidst its rising importance, the book addresses the fundamental issues of ‘what kind of local and regional development and for whom?’, its purposes, principles and values, frameworks of understanding, approaches and interventions, and integrated approaches to local and regional development throughout the world. 

The approach provides a theoretically informed, critical analysis of contemporary local and regional development in an international and multi-disciplinary context, grounded in concrete empirical analysis from experiences in the global North and South.  

The book concludes by identifying what might constitute holistic, inclusive, progressive and sustainable local and regional development, and reflecting upon its limits and political renewal.

About the Authors

Andy Pike is Henry Daysh Professor of Regional Development Studies and Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), Newcastle University, UK.

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose is Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics, UK.

John Tomaney is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning in the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, UK.

Publisher's Website

Available from Routledge:

Pike, A., Rodriguez-Pose, A., Tomaney, J., 2017. Local and Regional Development (2nd Edition). Routledge.