Eversole, R, Five rivers and where they meet (cross-disciplinary reflections on development, policy and place), Journal of Place Management and Development, 2, (2) pp. 95-108. ISSN 1753-8335 (2009) [Refereed Article]
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe and make sense of the confluence of theoretical and practical preoccupations that contribute to the current interest in place management.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents an overview and interpretation of trends that have led both policy-makers and academics to an interest in the management and development of places. It demonstrates how various streams of thought coalesce into five key concepts: participation, distinctiveness, knowledge, relationships and values – that provide, at their meeting point, a cross-disciplinary conceptual framework for place management and development.
Findings – The field of place management is located – both strategically and challengingly – at the crux of key contemporary policy issues in development and governance. There is a need to draw together insights across disciplines into a conceptual framework that will help both practitioners and academics make sense of the challenges we face.
Research limitations/implications – Understanding where we have come from helps them to chart where we are going. There is opportunity to build a new a theoretical and policy framework around place management that articulates why and how place is important in the context of larger development and governance debates.Originality/value – As a big-picture overview of a cutting-edge space, this paper is intended to help both practitioners and academics position their work in its broader context.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||governance, regional development|
|Research Division:||Studies in Human Society|
|Research Field:||Social and Cultural Anthropology|
|Objective Division:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Group:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Field:||Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society|
|Author:||Eversole, R (Professor Robyn Eversole)|
|Deposited By:||Institute for Regional Development|
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