I developed this for a breakfast meeting of Imagination Coast, a regional collaborative seeking to advance an innovation agenda in and around Monterey Bay, CA. The event was held Jan 20, 2011 at the Sustainability Academy in Monterey. A presentation called "Adventures in Regional Collaboration" (also published here) accompanies it.
Resources on Regions/Regional Collaboration<br />Think-tanks & Thought-leaders<br />Association of Public Land-grant Universities http://www.aplu.org/<br />Brookings http://www.brookings.edu/ (Metropolitan Policy Program in particular)<br />California Center for Regional Leadership http://calregions.urbaninsight.com/<br />CEOs for Cities http://www.ceosforcities.org/<br />Center for American Progress http://www.americanprogress.org/<br />The Center for the Edge (Deloitte) http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_US/us/Insights/centers/centers-center-for-edge/cee9509246d52210VgnVCM200000bb42f00aRCRD.htm<br />Community and Regional Resilience Institute (CARRI) http://resilientus.org/<br />*Council on Competitiveness http://www.compete.org/<br />Harvard Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness http://www.isc.hbs.edu/index.html<br />*Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) https://www.oecd.org/home/0,2987,en_2649_201185_1_1_1_1_1,00.html<br />Regional Studies Association (UK) http://www.regional-studies-assoc.ac.uk/<br />UC Berkeley Center for Urban and Regional Development http://iurd.berkeley.edu/Research/Economics_and_Economic_Development<br />Papers & Articles<br />The Acceleration Agenda: Job Creation, Innovation & Economic Development in the 21st Century, Dan Carol. New Policy Institute, 2010. http://www.newpolicyinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/AccelerationAgenda.pdf<br />*Collaborate: Leading Regional Innovation Clusters. Council on Competitiveness, 2010. http://www.compete.org/images/uploads/File/PDF%20Files/Final_Collaborate.pdf<br />Collaborative Regional Initiatives: Civic Entrepreneurs Work to Fill the Governance Gap, Judith Inns and Jane Rongerude. IURD, Berkeley, 2005. http://www.irvine.org/assets/pdf/pubs/civic/insight_CRI.pdf<br />*Creating Jobs from the Bottom Up, Mary Walshok. Sign-On San Diego, Jan. 2010. http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/jan/27/creating-jobs-from-bottom-up/<br />The Geography of Innovation: The Federal Government and the Growth of Regional Innovation Clusters, Jonathon Sallet, Ed Paisley, Justin Masterman. Science Progress (an initiative of the Center for American Progress), 2009. http://www.scienceprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/eda_paper.pdf<br />*How Regions Grow. OECD Policy Brief, March 2009 http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/18/45/42446805.pdf<br />*Illuminate. Asset-Mapping Roadmap: A Guide to Assessing Regional Development Resources. Council on Competitiveness, 2007. http://www.compete.org/publications/detail/33/asset-mapping-roadmap-a-guide-to-assessing-regional-development-resources/<br />Innovation and Growth: Chasing a Moving Frontier, eds. Vendana Chandra, Deniz Erocal, Pier Carlo Padoan, Carlos A. Primo Braga. OECD, 2009. http://www.oecd.org/document/35/0,3343,en_2649_37417_44268835_1_1_1_37417,00.html<br />A New Paradigm for Economic Development: How Higher Education Institutions Are Working to Revitalize Their Regional and State Economies, David F. Schaffer and David J. Wright. Rockefeller Institute, 2010. http://www.rockinst.org/pdf/education/2010-03-18-A_New_Paradigm.pdf<br />*Nurturing America’s Growth in the Global Marketplace Through Talent Development: Interim Report on the Evaluation of Generations II & III WIRED, Public Policy Associates & W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research (2009). http://wdr.doleta.gov/research/FullText_Documents/Nurturing%20Americas%20Growth%20in%20the%20Global%20Marketplace%20Through%20Talent%20Development%20-%20An%20Interim%20Report%20on%20WIRED%20Gens%20II%20and%20III%20Eval.pdf<br />The Power of Partnership: American Regions Collaborating for Economic Competitiveness: 2009 Generation I WIRED Interim Evaluation Report, Berkeley Policy Associates & UC San Diego Extension (2009). http://wdr.doleta.gov/research/FullText_Documents/The%20Power%20of%20Partnership%20-%20American%20Regions%20Collaborating%20for%20Economic%20Competitiveness%202009%20Generation%20I%20WIRED%20Interim%20Evaluation%20Report.pdf<br />A Review of Local Economic and Employment Development Policy Approaches in OECD Countries: Case Study of Regional Economic Development Approaches, Jonathon Potter, Marco Marchese. OECD LEED Programme, 2010. http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/docserver/download/fulltext/5km7rq22x8kl.pdf?expires=1295321011&id=0000&accname=guest&checksum=79AE1D98A192EAE453C643FCF9FBF55B<br />*Regional Development Policies in OECD Countries. OECD, 2010. http://www.oecdbookshop.org/oecd/display.asp?K=5KMFQH30Q335&CID=&LANG=EN<br />Social Innovation, Infrastructure & Rebuilding, Judith Rodin. Innovations: Vol. 5. Issue 3, 2010.<br />Universities, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Criteria and Examples of Good Practice, Andrea-Rosalinde Hofer and Jonathon Potter. OECD LEED Programme, 2009. http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/industry-and-services/universities-innovation-and-entrepreneurship_5km7rq0pq00q-en<br />Journals & (regular) Publications<br />Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society http://cjres.oxfordjournals.org/?code=cjres&.cgifields=code<br />Good Magazine http://www.good.is/<br />*Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization http://www.mitpressjournals.org/itgg<br />Videos<br />Collection of videos on Regions, Innovation, Economic Development: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=regional+economic+development+innovation&aq=f<br />Derek Sivers: How to Start of Movement in Three Minutes (TED Talk) http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_how_to_start_a_movement.html<br />*Your Own Videos, widely shared on YouTube, Vimeo, something similar.<br />