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January 29th RIPS: Mid-Size Cities in North America and the Crisis of Global Industrial Restructuring

Join us on Thursday January 29, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in KTH-732

Jan 29, 2015

Day: Thursday January 29, 2015

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Location: KTH-732

The presentation provides a portrait of the economic resilience and adaptability of mid-sized cities in the face of structural changes in the global economy. Focusing on Canada and the United States, the discussion argues that the imperatives of the twenty-first century's knowledge-driven economy require a rethinking of local economic development policy in multilevel governance systems. The implications of the discussion extend far beyond North America as cities around the world are mobilizing their key assets to confront the challenges and exploit the opportunities of global economic restructuring.


Dr. Charles Conteh is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration in the Department of Political Science at Brock University. Professor Conteh is currently on sabbatical, and a visiting scholar in the Department of Political Science at McMaster University.