In today's globalised world, modern society is characterized by rapid transitions in space that are in part the result of technological developments of previous decades. This unique book deals with the complex issues raised by these transformations, focusing particularly on the impacts on regional development, technological innovation, and the flows and mobility of ideas, knowledge, people and firms. Societies in Motion examines the dynamic forces of technological and institutional change that are affecting the design of society, the economy and the environment, and provides a base for policy-makers to develop new systems for a better, more sustainable future. The leading contributors adopt a systems approach to mobility exploring knowledge, ideas, flows of information and creativity, human capital and transportation. Authoritative and detailed, this book is an ideal source of analysis and debate for research scholars and students of regional science, economics and geography. Policymakers will also find plenty of invaluable information in this original volume.
Contents: Preface Introduction PART I: REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT 1. The Spatial Consequences of Autarky in Land-use Regulation: Strategic Interaction or Simply Parallelism? Paavo Monkkonen and John M. Quigley 2. Intra-urban Mobility and Changing Density Functions in Tel Aviv, 1995 - 2006 Daniel Felsenstein and Shlomie Hazam 3. The Role of Monetary and Financial Factors in Regional Development: An Overview Masagus M. Ridhwan, Peter Nijkamp, Piet Rietveld and Henri L.F. de Groot PART II: INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION 4. Spatial Mobility of Firms Piet H. Pellenbarg and Joris Knoben 5. The Location of Knowledge Economy and High-tech in Israel Dafna Schwartz, Gil Avnimelech and Raphael Bar-El 6. University-industry Technology Transfer: Fostering and Hindering Factors and Programs Amnon Frenkel and Daniel Shefer PART III: HUMAN CAPITAL, MIGRATION AND LABOR FORCE 7. The Effect of Asset and Credit Constraint on Interregional Labour Migration Patricio Aroca, Geoffrey J.D. Hewings and Michael Sonis 8. Circular Statistics, Migration Models, and the Directionality of Job Search Processes Alessandra Faggian, Jonathan Corcoran and Philip Mccann 9. Commuting and Migration: Can They be Complementary? Raphael Bar-El and Miki Malul 10. Globalisation, the CEECs and European Policy Daniela Constantin, Zizi Goschin and Philip Mccann 11. Spatial Filtering Methods for Tracing Space-time Developments in an Open Regional System: Experiments with German Unemployment Data Roberto Patuelli, Daniel A. Griffith, Michael Tiefelsdorf and Peter Nijkamp PART IV: SPATIAL MOBILITY 12. The Role of Computing in Urban Travel Forecasting: How Transportation Planning Practice Shaped Software, and Software Impacted Transportation Planning Practice David Boyce and Hillel Bar-Gera 13. Sustainable Transportation Development and Travel Behavior Yoram Shiftan and Daniel Shefer 14. Reinventing the Wheel - Planning the Rail Network to Meet Mobility Needs of the 21st Century Moshe Givoni and David Banister 15. Are Urban Transportation Benefits Absorbed Fully by Land Values? Haim Aviram and Daniel Shefer
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