The Place Dimension of Cities and Regions: Governance, Industrial Development and Sustainability
- Plenary 1: Industry 4.0 and Implications for European Regions (Professor Lisa De Propris, University of Birmingham, UK)
- Plenary 2 – UK Competitiveness after Brexit (Dr. Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School, United States)
- Plenary 2: Cohesion Policy and the Future of Europe: Highlights from the 7th Cohesion Report (Moray Gilland, European Commission, Belgium)
- Plenary 3 – Urban Data Science for Policy Change (Professor Karen Chapple, University of California, Berkeley, USA)
- Plenary 4: Industrial Strategy at Local Level – Policy Levers for Regional Economic Diversification (Jon Potter, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France)
- Plenary 4: Reflections on the Industrial Strategy Green/White Papers (Professor David Bailey, Aston University, UK)
- Plenary 4 – Rapporteur (Dr. Phil Tomlinson, University of Bath, UK)
Plenary 1: Industry 4.0 and Implications for European Regions
Professor Lisa De Propris, University of Birmingham, UK
Professor Lisa De Propris is Professor of Regional Economic Development in the Department of Business and Labour Economics at the University of Birmingham. Professor De Propris research interests are: small firms and clusters; competitiveness in clusters and regions; forms of clusters and governance; innovation; clusters and foreign direct investment; regional development; knowledge economy and clusters, and creative and cultural industries. In parallel, she is concerned with the role of the government and institutions, and looks at policy implications arising from her work, including cluster policy, EU regional and industrial policy.
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Plenary 2 – UK Competitiveness after Brexit
Dr. Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School, United States
Dr. Christian Ketels is a member of the Harvard Business School faculty at Professor Michael E. Porter’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. He holds a PhD (Econ) from the London School of Economics and further degrees from the Kiel Institute for World Economics and Cologne University. He is President of TCI, a global network of professionals in the field of competitiveness, clusters, and innovation and Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm School of Economics. In 2009 he served as a Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, and between 2009 and 2016 he was Honorary Professor at the European Business School Oestrich-Winckel. In 2017 he was awarded a Honorary Doctorate in Economics and Business Administration by Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland). Dr. Ketels has led cluster and competitiveness projects in many parts of the world, has written widely on economic policy issues, and is a frequent speaker on competitiveness and strategy in Europe, North America, and Asia.
Dr. Ketels is the chair of the academic advisory board of ORKESTRA The Basque Competitiveness Institute and currently serves on the advisory boards of The Baltic Development Forum, the Center for Strategy and Competitiveness at the Universidad de los Andes, the Center for Competitiveness at the University Fribourg, and is a special advisor to the Asia Competitiveness Institute. He is a member of the selection committee for the Spitzencluster-Initiative launched by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany), served on the European Commission’s European Cluster Policy Group and 2011 RegioStars jury, and is currently part of its Mirror Group for the S3 Smart Specialization Platform.
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Plenary 2: Cohesion Policy and the Future of Europe: Highlights from the 7th Cohesion Report
Moray Gilland, European Commission, Belgium
Moray Gilland has over 20 years of experience in regional policy matters, first in Scotland and then, since 1996, in the European Commission in Brussels. He dealt with cross-border co-operation issues for many years, and has worked in the private offices of Commissioners and Directors-General. Following 4 years as Head of Unit responsible for programme implementation and co-ordination in DG Regional and Urban Policy, he has been, since the beginning of 2017, head of the Policy Development and Economic Analysis unit, responsible for preparing the post-2020 cohesion policy proposals, legislative co-ordination, the Cohesion Report and the Regional Competitiveness, Regional Social Progress, and Quality of Governance Indices.
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Plenary 3 – Urban Data Science for Policy Change
Professor Karen Chapple, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Karen Chapple, Ph.D., is a Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. Chapple, who holds the Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Urban Studies, studies the governance, planning, and development of regions in the U.S. and Latin America, with a focus on housing and economic development. Her recent book (Routledge, 2015) is entitled Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions: Towards More Equitable Development. She is currently finishing two books: Transit-Oriented Displacement? The Effects of Smarter Growth on Communities (with Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, MIT Press, 2018), and Fragile Governance and Local Economic Development: Evidence from Peripheral Regions in Latin America (with Sergio Montero, Routledge, 2018). She has most recently published on job creation on industrial land (in Economic Development Quarterly), regional governance in rural Peru (in the Journal of Rural Studies), and accessory dwelling units as a smart growth policy (in the Journal of Urbanism). In Fall 2015, she launched the Urban Displacement Project, a research portal examining patterns of residential, commercial, and industrial displacement, as well as policy and planning solutions. In 2015, Chapple’s work on climate change and tax policy won the UC-wide competition for the Bacon Public Lectureship, which promotes evidence-based public policy and creative thinking for the public good. Chapple also received the 2017 UC-Berkeley Chancellor’s Award for Research in the Public Interest. She received a Fulbright Global Scholar Award for 2017-2018 to explore expanding the Urban Displacement Project to cities in Europe and Latin America. For 2017-2018, she is a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, University College London’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analytics, Polytechnic University of Madrid, the University of Sydney, the University of Buenos Aires, and the Universidad de los Andes.
As a faculty affiliate of the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Institute for Research on Labor & Employment, Chapple is currently engaged in three research projects related to sustainability planning in California, specifically, on regional planning and residential and commercial/industrial displacement. Since 2006, Chapple has led the UC Berkeley Center for Community Innovation, which has provided over $2 million in technical assistance to community-based organizations and government agencies. This included research on the potential for gentrification and displacement near transit-oriented development; more effective planning for affordable housing and economic development near transit; the relationship between the arts, commercial and residential revitalization in low-income neighborhoods; and the role of the green economy and industrial land in the California economy. From 2011-13, she led a national contest sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to generate ideas for local and state job creation targeting disadvantaged communities. Chapple has also worked on regional and local economic development research projects in Mexico, Spain, Thailand, Israel, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Guatemala, Colombia, and Abu Dhabi. She continues to provide policy advice to many elected officials and agencies in the Bay Area and Sacramento and also serves as a member of the Berkeley Planning Commission (appointee of Lori Droste).
Chapple holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from Columbia University, an M.S.C.R.P from the Pratt Institute, and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. She has served on the faculties of the University of Minnesota and the University of Pennsylvania, in addition to UC Berkeley. From 2006-2009, she held the Theodore Bo and Doris Shoong Lee Chair in Environmental Design. She is a founding member of the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Building Resilient Regions. Prior to academia, Chapple spent ten years as a practicing planner in economic development, land use, and transportation in New York and San Francisco.
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Plenary 4: Industrial Strategy at Local Level – Policy Levers for Regional Economic Diversification
Jon Potter, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France
Jonathan is a Senior Economist in the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Local Development and Tourism of the OECD. He is responsible for a range of activities offering policy analysis and advice to governments and other stakeholders at national and regional levels.
He manages the OECD’s series of country reviews on SME and entrepreneurship policies and has recently completed comprehensive assessments of SME and entrepreneurship policies in countries such as Canada, Israel, Italy, and Mexico. He is also responsible for the OECD work streams in collaboration with the European Commission on HEInnovate, which assesses the contribution of higher education institutions to entrepreneurship and innovation, and on inclusive entrepreneurship, which produces The Missing Entrepreneurs publication series covering entrepreneurship by women, youth, the unemployed, migrants and other population groups. He is also responsible for various OECD projects on raising SME productivity, promoting high-growth entrepreneurship and strengthening the delivery of business development services. There are important local and regional dimensions to these activities.
At regional level, he manages a series of OECD case studies on policies for regional economic diversification and the emergence of new and growing sectors in regional economies.
Jonathan holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and is a Visting Professor at Birkbeck, University of London.
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Plenary 4: Reflections on the Industrial Strategy Green/White Papers
Professor David Bailey, Aston University, UK
Professor David Bailey, an influential business expert on economic restructuring and industrial policy is perhaps best known for his knowledge of UK and West Midlands car manufacturing.
As an author, regular media commentator and newspaper columnist, he has provided articles and commentary on key economic and regional policy issues including the closure and eventual reopening of the MG Rover car plant in Birmingham, UK, and the Jaguar Land Rover economic success story.
Most recently, David has undertaken European funded research on using foreign investment to upgrade clusters and on industrial and regional policy and the rise of ‘phoenix’ industries such as the low carbon vehicles cluster here in the West Midlands.
He has also recently worked with SQW Consulting on a project for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on developing a framework to assist Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in responding to economic ‘shocks’ and restructuring. He has twice chaired the Regional Studies Association, and has acted as a Special Advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee on the West Midlands region, presenting to a number of select committees and All Party Parliamentary Groups. He has also been a Non-Executive Director at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust from 2006-2013.
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Plenary 4 – Rapporteur
Dr. Phil Tomlinson, University of Bath, UK
Dr Phil Tomlinson is Associate Professor in Business Economics at the University of Bath School of Management, where he is also a convenor for the Institute for Policy Research (IPR). He has published widely in the areas of local economic governance, innovation, regional development and industrial policy.
He has addressed the UK All Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group on industrial policy and also worked closely with the British Ceramic Confederation on issues relating to the development of the North Staffordshire ceramics industry. He recently co-edited ‘New Perspectives on Industrial Policy for a Modern Britain’ (OUP, 2015) with David Bailey and the late Keith Cowling.
With colleagues from the Universities of Bath, Aston, Essex and Ferrara, he is a current recipient of an RSA Expo, which is exploring Smart Specialisation and Industry 4.0: Upgrading Regional Capabilities for a Balanced Industrial Development and Growth Through Networks.
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