Urban Planning 538: Economic Development Planning
Winter 2015
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30 am.
(first class: Thursday Jan 8)
2210 Art & Architecture Building

This course is an introduction to urban and regional economic development and planning. The course has two main goals: understanding the dynamics of urban growth and decline, and examining planning interventions. The larger context of the course is the contemporary restructuring of local and regional economies in the face of accelerated technological change, growing economic internationalization, the decline of manufacturing employment, the blurring of public and private planning, the inverted city-suburb-edge city relationships, and the conflicts between economic, social and ecological interests. We will use case studies to contrast past and future models of local economic growth, such as high-tech innovation in Silicon Valley and Route 128 and the decline of resource-dependent communities. Other themes include the costs and benefits of subsidies (for sports stadiums, for the movie industry, etc.) and other incentive strategies (TIF, BID, etc.); the contrasting strategies of going big (e.g., Walmart) and going small (the local food, buy local movements); arts and economic development; etc. For a more detailed set of themes, see last year's syllabus.

Graduate standing or permission of instructor. As an introductory course, the emphasis is on major themes, political debates, urban economic history, and the dynamics of local economies. Though a basic course in micro-economics (such as UP510) is recommended as background, this course does not focus on quantitative economic methods (that is the focus of UP539: (Methods of Economic Development Planning). This course (UP538) is a recommended (though not required) prerequisite for UP539. The two courses (UP538 and 539) are complementary, rather than a strict hierarchical sequence: one can take each course independently, and in either order.

I will post the syllabus by December 2014. (Last year's syllabus is posted below.) Students from other programs (e.g., SNRE, Ford School, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Social Work, Public Health, etc.) have taken this course and are welcomed to attend. Please contact me with any questions.

Wait List
If you can't enroll in the course and/or are on the wait list, simply come to the first day of class. I am assuming we can accomodate all the students interested in the course.


up538 Economic Development Planning (Campbell)


Urban Planning 538:
Economic Development Planning

College of Architecture + Urban Planning
University Of Michigan, Winter 2014
TuTh 9:00 - 10:30 am (2210 Art & Architecture Building)
class listserv: up538w14@ctools.umich.edu

course overview
terms / concepts
links to data resources

Prof. Scott Campbell
office:  2225C A&AB
(734) 763-2077
Office hours
modified: Friday, December 5, 2014
quick links

Jan 9 - 16

issues and strategies
Jan 23 - Feb 27
city economy types
Mar 11 - 27
places & cases
Apr 1 - 10


Schedule of Weekly Readings [revised to accommodate Jan 28 snow/weather cancellation]
Location of readings: Books available electronically via ebrary are labeled. If source not listed, the reading is located in the ctools resources folder.

History, Concepts and Politics of Local & Regional Economic Development

Jan 9: Course Introduction

[introductions of instructor and students; format and themes of course; short lecture on economic development planning]


Jan 14: History, Concepts and Politics I

Blakely, Edward James, and Nancey Green Leigh. 2010. Planning local economic development: theory and practice. 5th ed. Los Angeles: Sage. [Chapters 1,3]

Flammang, R. A. 1979. “Economic growth and economic development: Counterparts or competitors?” Economic Development and Cultural Change 28, 47-62

Galbraith, John Kenneth. "The Proper Purpose of Economic Development," in The Essential Galbraith . Boston: Mariner Books, 2001, pp. 109-117.

Rubin, Herbert J. "Shoot Anything That Flies; Claim Anything That Falls: Conversations With Economic Development Practitioners." Economic Development
, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1988, pp. 236-251.

see also:
Glaeser, Edward L. "Why Economists Still Like Cities." City Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1996, pp. 70-77.
Krugman, Paul. "Localization," in Geography and Trade. Cambridge, Mass. MIT Press, 1991, pp. 35-67.


Jan 16: History, Concepts and Politics II

Fitzgerald, Joan and Nancey Green Leigh. 2002. “Introduction” and “Redefining the Field of Local Economic Development.” In Economic Revitalization: Cases and Strategies for City and Suburb. London: Sage Publications.

Markusen, Ann, and Amy Glasmeier. 2008. Overhauling and Revitalizing Federal Economic Development Programs. Economic Development Quarterly 22 (2):83-91.
optional: 3 responses and 1 rejoinder to the Markusen & Glasmeier (2008) piece (above):
Drabenstott, Mark. 2008. An Effective Overhaul of Federal Economic Development Policy: Response to Markusen and Glasmeier. Economic Development Quarterly 22 (2):92-98. Finkle, Jeffrey A. 2008. A Cautious Look Into Reconfiguring Federal Economic Development Programs. Economic Development Quarterly 22 (2):112-114. Singerman, Phillip. 2008. Repurposed Federal Economic Development Programs: A Practitioner's Perspective. Economic Development Quarterly 22 (2):99-106. Markusen, Ann, and Amy Glasmeier. 2008. Rejoinder: History, Leadership, Place Prosperity, Rationales, Competitiveness, Outcomes: A Response to Drabenstott, Finkle, John, and Singerman. Economic Development Quarterly 22 (2):115-118.

Don Peck. 2010. How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America. The Atlantic, March.

see also:
Edward W. Hill. Principles for rethinking the federal government's role in economic development. Economic Development Quarterly 11.n4 (Nov 1998): pp299(14).

Wolman, Harold, and David Spitzley. "The Politics of Local Economic Development." Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 2, May 1996, pp. 115-150.
Mier, Robert. Metaphors of Economic Development, in Bingham, Richard D., and Robert Mier, eds. 1993. Theories of Local Economic Development. Newbury Park: Sage. (Chapter 14, pp. 284-304).


Issues and Strategies

Jan 21: Place Marketing/Place Branding

Ward, Stephen V. 1998. Selling Places : The Marketing and Promotion of Towns and Cities, 1850-2000. Routledge. [Ch. 9] [now on ctools] [see also google books -- limited view]

see also:
Kavaratzis, M., & Ashworth, G. (2008). Place marketing: How did we get here and where are we going? Journal of Place Management and Development, 1(2), 150-165.
Eisenschitz, A. (2010). Neo-liberalism and the future of place marketing. Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, 6(2), 79-86.
John R. Mullin. "From Mill Town to Mill Town: The Transition of a New England Town from a Textile to a High Tech Economy" [now on ctools]
Rennen, Ward. 2007. CityEvents : Place Selling in a Media Age. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [ebrary]

Task for class: By the end of Sunday night, please find an example of "place marketing" / place branding. (print, web, video). Then email me either:
1. A single Powerpoint slide with image(s) of this example (either ppt or pptx format are fine). (Be sure to have your name on the slide, and if not obvious from the slide itself, the location of the image.) or
2. The url (web address) of the online web site of the place marketing campaign.
We will show these in class.



Jan 23: The Tourist City: Fragile Economic Strategy or Path to Growth?

Loukaitou-Sideris, A. and K. Soureli (2012). "Cultural Tourism as an Economic Development Strategy for Ethnic Neighborhoods." Economic Development Quarterly 26(1): 50-72.

Sandercock, Leonie and Kim Dovey. 2002. Pleasure, politics, and the "public interest": Melbourne's riverscape revitalization. Journal of the American Planning Association. Spring 2002; 68, pp 151-64.

Moehring, Eugene. 2002. Growth, Services, and the Political Economy of Gambling in Las Vegas, 1970– 2000, in Rothman, Hal and Mike Davis (eds). 2002. Grit Beneath the Glitter: Tales from the Real Las Vegas. University of California Press. (pp. 73-98) [ebrary]

see also:

Hospers, Gert-Jan. 2010. 'Lynch's The Image of the City after 50 Years: City Marketing Lessons from an Urban Planning Classic', European Planning Studies, 18: 12, 2073 — 2081.Bickford-Smith, Vivian. 2009. Creating a City of the Tourist Imagination: The Case of Cape Town, `The Fairest Cape of Them All' Urban Studies 46: 1763


Jan 28: ALL CLASSES CANCELLED TODAY DUE TO EXTREME COLD (syllabus adjusted accordingly)


Jan 30: University Towns and Economic Development [revised date]

Perry, David C. and Wim Wiewel. 2006. University As Urban Developer: Case Studies and Analysis. Armonk, NY: Sharpe. [Chs. 1, 3, 16, 17] [ebrary]

see also:
information on the UM North Campus Research Complex (NCRC)

Michigan's University Research Corridor makes strong showing among eight leading U.S. research clusters [link] [new reading]

Anderson Economic Group, LLC. 2014. Empowering Michigan: Seventh Annual Economic Impact Report of Michigan's University Research Corridor. (Commissioned by Michigan's University Research Corridor: Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University). [new reading]

  Essay One due Jan 30

Feb 4: Infrastructure and Megaprojects as Economic Development

Altshuler, Alan A., and David E. Luberoff. 2003. Mega-Projects : The Changing Politics of Urban Public Investment. Washington, DC, USA: Brookings Institution Press. [Chs. 1, 2, 3, 6, 8] [ebrary]

Flyvbjerg, B. and S. Buhl. 2002.. "Underestimating costs in public works projects: Error or lie?" Journal of the American Planning Association 68(3): 279-295.

see also:
Rephann, Terance; Isserman, Andrew. New highways as economic development tools: An evaluation using quasi-experimental matching methods. Regional Science and Urban Economics 24. 6 (Dec 1994): 723-751.
Banister, David and Joseph Berechman. 1999. Transport Investment and Economic Development. London: Routledge. [selections] [ebrary]
Flyvbjerg, B., N. Bruzelius, et al. (2003). Megaprojects and risk : an anatomy of ambition. Cambridge ; New York, Cambridge University Press.


Feb 6: Funding Economic Development: Introduction and Tax Increment Financing

Stephen Malpezzi, "Local Economic Development and Its Finance: An Introduction,"in White, Sammis B., Richard D. Bingham, and Edward W. Hill, eds. 2003. Financing Economic Development in the 21st Century. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

Rachel Weber, "Tax Incremental Financing in Theory and Practice," in White, Sammis B., Richard D. Bingham, and Edward W. Hill, eds. 2003. Financing Economic Development in the 21st Century. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

Steiner, Frederick and Kent Butler. "Economic and Real Estate Development," (Section on capital improvement, pp 401-2 and TIFs, pp. 403-5) in Planning and Urban Design Standards, Student Edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2007, pp. 401-2.

Blakely, Edward James, and Nancey Green Leigh. 2010. Planning local economic development: theory and practice. 5th ed. Los Angeles: Sage. [Ch. 5, 7]

New York Times: "United States of Subsidies" (Dec 2012). [link]


see also:
Michigan Department of Treasury: Tax Increment Financing
Neighborhood Capital Budget Group on TIFs
Citizens Research Council of Michigan: 2007 Survey of Economic Development Programs in Michigan (see section on tax increment financing) White, Sammis B., Richard D. Bingham, and Edward W. Hill, eds. 2003. Financing Economic Development in the 21st Century. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe. [google book view]


Feb 11: Funding Economic Development: Business Improvement Districts and Enterprise/Empowerment Zones

Mitchell, Jerry. "Business Improvement Districts and the 'New' Revitalization of Downtown." Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 2, May 2001, pp. 115-123.

Boarnet, Marion G. "Enterprise Zones and Job Creation: Linking Evaluations and Practice." Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2001, pp. 242-254.

Elvery, J. A. (2009). "The Impact of Enterprise Zones on Resident Employment." Economic Development Quarterly 23(1): 44-59.

Steiner, Frederick and Kent Butler. "Economic and Real Estate Development," (Section on financing) in Planning and Urban Design Standards, Student Edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2007, pp. 406-14.

Blakely, Edward James, and Nancey Green Leigh. 2010. Planning local economic development: theory and practice. 5th ed. Los Angeles: Sage. [Ch. 8, 9]

see also:
Sutton, S. A. (2010). "Rethinking Commercial Revitalization: A Neighborhood Small Business Perspective." Economic Development Quarterly 24(4): 352-371.

Anderson, John E. Wassmer, Robert W. 2000. Bidding for Business : The Efficacy of Local Economic Development Incentives in a Metropolitan Area. Kalamazoo, MI: W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. [ebrary] Chapter 1.


Feb 13: Sports as a Growth Sector?

Rosentraub, Mark and David Swindell. 2009. Of devils and details: bargaining for successful public/private partnerships between cities and sports teams. Public Administration Quarterly. Vol. 33(1), Spring.

Nelson, Arthur C. "Prosperity or Blight? A Question of Major League Stadia Locations." Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 3, August 2001, pp. 255-265.

Baade, Robert A. The Impact of Sports Teams and Facilities on Neighborhood Economies: What is the Score? in Kern, William S. (editor), Economics of Sports. Kalamazoo, MI: W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. [ebrary]

see also:
Zimbalist, Andrew. 2010. Facility Finance: Measurement, Trends, and Analysis (Ch. 6). in Circling the Bases : Essays on the Challenges and Prospects of the Sports Industry. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. [ebrary]

Mark Rosentraub, Major League Losers: The Real Cost Of Sports And Who's Paying For It and Major League Winners: Using Sports and Cultural Centers as Tools for Economic Development. [google books has some excerpts.]


Feb 18: Arts and Economic Development

Currid, Elizabeth. How Art and Culture Happen in New York: Implications for Urban Economic Development. Journal of the American Planning Association 73. 4 (Autumn 2007): 454-467.

Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa. 2010. Arts and Culture in Urban or Regional Planning: A Review and Research Agenda. Journal of Planning Education and Research 29(3) 379–

Carl Grodach. 2011. Art Spaces in Community and Economic Development: Connections to Neighborhoods, Artists, and the Cultural Economy. Journal of Planning Education and Research. 31(1) 74–85.

see also:
Cohen, Patricia. 2014. N.E.A. Funds Benefit Both Rich and Poor, Study Finds. The New York Times. Feb 4. [and a link to the study].


Feb 20: Clusters [revised date]

Lewis, Robert. 2008. Chicago Made: Factory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis. University of Chicago Press. (Chapter 8). [ebrary]

Timothy Bresnahan, Alfonso Gambardella and AnnaLee Saxenian , ‘Old Economy’ Inputs for ‘New Economy’ Outcomes: Cluster Formation in the New Silicon Valleys, in Breschi, Stefano Malerba, Franco (eds.), Clusters, Networks, and Innovation. 2006. Oxford, GBR: Oxford University Press. (Chapter 5) [ebrary]

Doeringer and Terkla, "Business Strategy and Cross-Industry Clusters,"

E. Bergman and E. Feser. Industrial and Regional Clusters, chapters 3-4

see also:
Savage, Mike Blokland, Talja. Networked Urbanism : Social Capital in the City. Ashgate. [ebrary]


Feb 25: Going Big/Going Global: the Case of Walmart [revised date]

Emek Basker. 2007. The Causes and Consequences of Wal-Mart's Growth. Journal of Economic Perspectives. Vol 21(3). Summer, 177–198.

Simon Head, 2004. Inside the Leviathan. The New York Review of Books. Vol. 51 (20): Dec. 16
LA Times 2004 articles on Wal-Mart [a three-part series that wont he Pulitzer Prize]

Hemphill, Thomas A. 2008. Demonising Wal-Mart: What Do the Facts Tell Us? The Journal of Corporate Citizenship; Autumn, 26-30.

Stone, Kenneth G. Impact of Walmart Stores on Iowa Communities: 1983- 1993, Economic Development Review, Vol. 13, #2 (Spring 1995), 60-69

see also:
Wal-Mart home pagecorporate page stores community impact
PBS Frontline: "Is Wal-Mart Good for America?" (detailed on-line resources; and watch the movie on-line).

Good Jobs First: Wal-Mart Subsidy Watch

Bay Area Economic Forum, "Supercenters and the Transformation of the Bay Area Grocery Industry: Issues, Trends, and Impacts," (January 2004). pdf

Newrules.org: The Hometown Advantage: Reviving Locally Owned Businesses and their "Big Box Economic Impact Studies"

Bianco, Anthony. 2006. Bully of Bentonville: The High Cost of Wal-Mart's Everyday Low Prices. Westminster, MD: Doubleday Publishing. [update - dropped from ebrary alas]
Moreton, Bethany. 2009. To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise. Harvard University Press. [ebrary]


Feb 27: Going Small/Going Local: the Local Investment/Buy Local Movement [revised date]

Imbroscio, David L; Williamson, Thad; Alperovitz, Gar. 2003. Local policy responses to globalization: Place-based ownership models of economic enterprise. Policy Studies Journal. Feb.

Shuman, Michael H. 2007. Small-Mart Revolution : How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition (2nd Edition). San Francisco, CA, USA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. (Introduction and Part One) [ebrary]

David A. Fleming and Stephan J. Goetz. 2011. Does Local Firm Ownership Matter? Economic Development Quarterly, August. vol. 25, 3: pp. 277-281.

Civic Economics: The American Express/Open Independent Retail Index A Study of Market Trends in Major American Cities (October 2011).

see also:
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and their resources page
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Slow Food Detroit
Gottlieb, Robert Joshi, Anupama. 2010. Food Justice. MIT Press. [ebrary]
Hess, David J. 2009. Localist Movements in a Global Economy: Sustainability, Justice, and Urban Development in the United States. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [ebrary]

  Essay Two due Friday, Feb 28

Mar 4 - 6: Mid-semester break (no classes)


City economy types

Mar 11: Shrinking Cities: Growing Too Slow

Alan Mallach (ed). Rebuilding America's Legacy Cities: New Directions for the Industrial Heartland. Center for Community Progress. (selected chapters: Introduction, Chs. 1, 3, 7, 10, 11.) [link1 or link2]

see also:
Leaner, Greener Detroit:  A Report by the American Institute of Architects. Sustainable Design Assessment Team, Detroit, Michigan October 30-November 1, 2008. [link]
Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley.  2009.   The Detroit Project:  A plan for solving America’s greatest urban disaster.  The New Republic.   December 9.   [link]


Mar 13: Can Cities Grow Too Fast? Economic Development in Boomtowns and Rapidly Growing Megacities

Broadway, M. J. and D. D. Stull. 2006. Meat processing and Garden City, KS: boom and bust. Journal of Rural Studies 22: 55-66.

Brown, Chip. 2013. "North Dakota Went Boom," The New York Times. Jan 31. [link] [images + audio]
see also this BBC report on Williston, ND: Jude Sheerin and Anna Bressanin, "North Dakota oil boom: American Dream on ice," (BBC News).

Campanella, Thomas J. 2008. Concrete Dragon : China's Urban Revolution and What it Means for the World. New York, NY, USA: Princeton Architectural Press. (Introduction: "The Urbanism of Ambition" and Epilogue: "China Reinvents the City") [ebrary]

The Guardian: The rise of megacities – interactive [link] and Shanghai in pictures + "Walking Shanghai: from the 14th century to the future"

see also:
Jasper, James M.. 2002. Restless Nation : Starting Over in America. University of Chicago Press. (Ch 4: "Boom Land") [ebrary]
Engelhardt, Carroll. 2007. Gateway to the Northern Plains : Railroads and the Birth of Fargo and Moorhead. University of Minnesota Press. [ebrary]
Friedmann, John. 2005. China's Urban Transition. University of Minnesota Press. [ebrary]
Yusuf, Shahid Saich, Anthony. 2008. China Urbanizes : Consequences, Strategies, and Policies. Herndon, VA: World Bank Publications. (esp. Chapter 5: Finance for Urban Centers) [ebrary]
Black, Brian . 2000. Petrolia : The Landscape of America's First Oil Boom. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. [ebrary]


Mar 18: Defense Cities: the Local Economics of Defense Communities and Defense Conversion

Accordino, John J. 2000. Captives of the Cold War economy : the struggle for defense conversion in American communities. Westport, Conn.: Praeger. [Chs 1,2,4] [ebrary]

Markusen, Ann, Peter Hall, Scott Campbell, and Sabina Deitrick. 1991. The Rise of the Gunbelt: the Military Remapping of Industrial America. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. [Ch 3, on ctools]

see also:
Light, Jennifer S. 2003. From warfare to welfare : defense intellectuals and urban problems in Cold War America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. [Ch 3: Cybernetics and Urban Renewal] [ebrary]

President Dwight D. Eisenhower - Farewell Address (Military-Industrial Complex speech, 17 January 1961) [video link at archive.org]

Lowrey, Annie. 2013. Washington's Economic Boom, Financed by You. The New York Times, January 10. [link]

US DoD: Office of Economic AdjustmentBase Realignment & ClosureContracts



Mar 20: Conferences: the economics of the city as a meeting place [updated readings]

Sanders, Heywood T. 1998. Convention center follies. Public Interest; Summer ; 132 (pp. 58-72).

Judd, Dennis R., and Dick Simpson. 2003. "Reconstructing the local state: The role of external constituencies in building urban tourism." The American Behavioral Scientist 46 (8):1056-1069.

Skelton, Charles A. 2010. Demand Analysis and Marketing Overview for a Concerning Facility. Ann Arbor, Michigan. Hospitality Advisors Consulting Group. [link]

see also:

Brett, Deborah and Adrienne Schmitz. 2009. Real Estate Market Analysis : Methods and Case Studies. Washington, DC: Urban Land Institute. (Chapter 7: Hotels and Resorts) [ebrary]

The Roxbury Group, 2010, Library Lot Proposals  #743 Report and Recommendations to the City of Ann Arbor. [link]

Lee, Myong Jae and Ki-Joon Back. 2005. A review of economic value drivers in convention and meeting management research. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management 17 4/5: 409-420


Mar 25: Resilient Cities / Fragile Cities

Foster, Kathryn. 2007. Snapping Back: What Makes Regions Resilient? National Civic Review.

Vale, Lawrence J., and Thomas J. Campanella. 2005. Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster. Cary, NC, USA: Oxford University Press. [selections: Introduction; Chs. 1, 3, 5, 9, Conclusion] [ebrary]


Mar 27: Unequal Cities: Poverty and Uneven Development

Sen, Amartya. 1999. Development as Freedom. Westminster, MD: Knopf. (Chapter 2: The Ends and Means of Development) [now on ctools]

Norman Krumholtz, "Equitable approaches to local economic development," Policy Studies Journal, vol. 27, no. 1 (Spring 1999).

Abel Valenzuela Jr.. 2006. Economic Development in Latino Communities: Incorporating Marginal and Immigrant Workers. in Paul Ong and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris (eds.), Jobs and Economic Development in Minority Communities. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. (Chapter 6) [ebrary]

Soja, Edward W. 2010. Seeking Spatial Justice. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. (Chapter 4: Seeking Spatial Justice in Los Angeles) [ebrary]


PLACES: Cases of urban growth and decline: New HaveN, Silicon Valley, Berlin, Detroit

Apr 1: New Haven: The Rise and Fall of Walkable Retail and Industry

Rae, Douglas W. 2003. City: Urbanism and Its End. New Haven, CT, USA: Yale University Press. [ebrary]
Preface + Chs. 1, 2, 3, 4 (optional: Chs. 7, 10, 11)

useful background information:
Life in the Model City: Stories of Urban Renewal in New Haven (rich sets of information)
New Haven and the problem of change in the American city (Yale)
City of New Haven + history
New Haven Museum
"Living in New Haven" (Yale)
video: The New Haven Coliseum - Urban Renewal
video: Route 34 New Haven: Past, Present and Future


Apr 3: Motor City: the Dynamics and Vulnerabilities of a One-Industry Town

Galster, George. 2012. Metropolitan Portraits : Driving Detroit : The Quest for Respect in the Motor City. Publisher: Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. (esp. chapter 9, "The Dynamics of Decay, Abandonment, and Bankruptcy") [ebrary]

Barrow, Heather B. 2004. "'The American Disease of Growth': Henry Ford and the Metropolitanization of Detroit, 1920 - 1940." In Manufacturing Suburbs : Building Work and Home on the Metropolitan Fringe, edited by Robert Lewis. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. [ebrary]

Sugrue, Thomas J. 1998. The Origins of the Urban Crisis. Princeton: Princeton Univ Press. [excerpt: chapter 5]


see also:

Martelle, Scott. 2012. Detroit : A Biography. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. [ebrary]
Herscher, Andrew. 2012. Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. [ebrary]

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation • Detroit Regional ChamberCity of Detroit: Local Economic Development Division
Detroit Works Project • the FrameworkThe Economic Growth Element: The Equitable City

Maynard, Micheline. 2004. The end of Detroit : how the Big Three lost their grip on the American car market. New York: Currency/Doubleday. [browse the book contents for one perspective on the US auto industry] [NOTE: no longer on ebrary - will find substitute]


Apr 8: Berlin, or the Rise, Fall, and Transformation of a Capital City

Geppert, Kurt, and Martin Gornig. 2003. "The Renaissance of the Big Cities--and the Opportunities for Berlin." Economic Bulletin. Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Institut für Konjunkturforschung 40 (11):405-412.

Krätke, Stefan. 2004. "City of Talents? Berlin's Regional Economy, Socio-Spatial Fabric and `Worst Practice' Urban Governance." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research no. 28 (3):511-29.

Colomb, Claire. 2012. "Pushing the Urban Frontier: Temporary Uses of Space, City Marketing, and the Creative City Discourse in 2000s Berlin." Journal of Urban Affairs 34 (2):131-152.

[for background see the City of Berlin links below, especially "Business and Finance"]

see also:

City of Berlin web page (English) • brief history of Berlin • Business and FinanceBerlin-PartnerBerlin: Business Location Centereconomic atlas (German)

Novy, Johannes, and Claire Colomb. 2012. "Struggling for the Right to the (Creative) City in Berlin and Hamburg: New Urban Social Movements, New 'Spaces of Hope'?" International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.


Apr 10: Silicon Valley and the Emergence of the High-Tech Region

Saxenian, AnnaLee. 1996. Regional Advantage : Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (read as much as necessary to gain a rich sense of her main arguments) [note: this book has limited access as an E-book via the UM Library. try this link; otherwise, it's a good, inexpensive book to have on your economic development bookshelf]

Markusen, Ann. 1999. Sticky places in slippery space: A typology of industrial districts. in Gertler, Meric S. Barnes, Trevor J. (eds.), New Industrial Geography : Regions, Regulations and Institutions. Florence, KY: Routledge. (pp. 98-124) [ebrary]

Saxenian, AnnaLee; Sabel, Charles. 2008. Roepke Lecture in Economic Geography Venture Capital in the "Periphery": The New Argonauts, Global Search, and Local Institution Building. Economic Geography 84:4 (Oct.), 379-94.


see also:
Karen Chapple, Ann Markusen, Greg Schrock, Daisaku Yamamoto and Pingkang Yu, 2004, Gauging Metropolitan "High-Tech" and "I-Tech" Activity, Economic Development Quarterly 18 (1): 10-29.
Lécuyer, Christophe Brock, David C. Last, Jay T. . 2010. Makers of the Microchip : A Documentary History of Fairchild Semiconductor. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (Ch. 1 "Fairchild Semiconductor, Silicon Technology, and Military Computing", pp. 9-44) [ebrary]
Florida, Richard. 2002. Bohemia and economic geography. Journal of Economic Geography (2), 55-71.
Havlick, David and Scott Kirsch. A Production Utopia? RTP and the North Carolina Research Triangle Southeastern Geographer; Nov 2004; 44 (2): 263-277.
David E. Arnstein, Venture Capital, in White, Bingham, Hill (2003)
Business Angels, Adam Bock , in White, Bingham, Hill (2003)

PBS "American Experience": Silicon Valley (video)


Presentations and CONCLUSION

Apr 15 - 17: Group Presentations

[depending on the number of groups, ca. 15 - 20 minutes per group]

Apr 22: Final Lecture and Review

topics for last session:

  • short lecture and discussion on the state and future of economic development (pulling it all together)
  • discussion of the final take-home exam questions