Part I: Editorial Introduction.- Part II: Spatial Systems Analysis.- Part III: Regional Growth and Distribution.- Part IV: Regional Policy and Uncertainty.- Part V: Urban Agglomerations.
Peter Nijkamp has for many years been Walter Isard's colleague on the European side of the regional science community. He has published extensively on quantitative regional science issues. Adam Rose was Walter's first Economics PhD student at Cornell University. He has taught at the University of California Riverside, West Virginia University, Pennsylvania State University, and University of Southern California. In addition to regional science, his major areas of research are energy and environmental economics, and the economics of natural disasters and terrorism. Karima Kourtit is a researcher with a profound interest in regional science topics. Her main research interest focuses on the emerging `New Urban World'.