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Regional Intelligence

Spatial Analysis and Anthropogenic Regional Challenges in the Digital Age

  • Eric Vaz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Sustainable Development and Regional Intelligence

  3. Land Use, Economic Landscape, and Regional Intelligence

  4. Social Issues and Regional Intelligence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. André Samora-Arvela, Eric Vaz, Jorge Ferreira, Thomas Panagopoulos
      Pages 145-173
    3. Antonio Aledo, José Andrés Domínguez-Gómez
      Pages 175-190
    4. Joseph Aversa, Tony Hernandez, Sean Doherty
      Pages 205-224
    5. Tanya Cristina Esteves, Fátima Lopes Alves, Eric Vaz
      Pages 225-249

About this book


Regional Intelligence is an emerging field that leverages the lessons learned through decades of regional science. By merging spatial analysis with quantitative analytical techniques in the Anthropocene, this book contributes to the multidisciplinary understanding of regional issues. The locational aspects of regional paradigms are explored through various empirical studies that promote a rich and diversified understanding of regional issues concerning policy, governance, land use, and territorial decisions.

Given its scope, the book will appeal to scholars and students of regional and spatial sciences and geography, as well as practitioners and decision makers engaged in regional planning and policymaking, looking for new methodological approaches that offer insights into sustainable development, regional prosperity, and livability. As a unique contribution, this book challenges the status quo on how complex spatial problems at an international level and at multiple scales can be comprehended.


Spatial analysis Regional science Territorial decision making Locational decision making Economic decision systems at spatial level Landscape sustainability and regional development Complex system dynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Vaz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geography and Environmental StudiesRyerson UniversityTorontoCanada

About the editors

Eric M.N. Vaz is a tenured Professor at Ryerson University, Canada. He is currently serving as President of the Canadian Regional Science Association, and as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Canadian Regional Science. His research chiefly focuses on the interaction of regional science with geographic analysis in the Anthropocene.

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