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Thursday, April 5 • 10:50am - 12:15pm
TH10.50.22 Post-Industrial Regional Resilience

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Scholarship on regional governance has traditionally focused on large metropolitan and multi-metropolitan regions in the Rust Belt and Sun Belt. This panel uses studies grounded in Appalachia and the mid-Atlantic to provide insights about the small- and medium-size regions that remain important to the narrative of post-industrial regional resilience in America. The panel emphasizes the advantage of using a broadly neo-institutional lens in regional governance scholarship, with each paper exploring how outcomes vary in response to variation in rules, norms, or culture. It complements other proposed panels, including “How Are Regions Governed?” and “Current Debates and Practices in Regional Research,” and speaks to the special conference theme on urbanizing regions by exploring those which are de-urbanizing and re-urbanizing.


Moderator: Margaret Cowell, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Local Autonomy and Development Policy in Mid-Size Appalachian Regions 
Thomas Skuzinski, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Jay Rickabaugh, University of Pittsburgh


Small Cities: Regional Regeneration and Income Disparities 
James Bohland, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Emma Buchanan, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Trains, Brains, and Beer: Post-Industrial Change and Inequality in The Roanoke, Virginia Region 
Margaret Cowell, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Jon Bohland, Hollins University



Speakers
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Margaret Cowell, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Margaret Cowell, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on economic development, urban economy, and public policy. Her research has been funded by the MacArthur Foundation and United States Economic Development Administr... Read More →

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Thursday April 5, 2018 10:50am - 12:15pm
Cedar (Mezzanine Floor)