Andy Pike is the Henry Daysh Professor of Regional Development Studies in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), Newcastle University, UK. He is a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association and an Academician of the UK Academy of Social Sciences. He has a long track record of publication and research on local, regional and urban development and governance for international, national, regional, local and urban institutions. He is currently working on city economic evolution and the role of institutions and policy, the geography of manufacturing and local economic policies, and the financialization of the local state.
National and local governments internationally are engaged in a struggle to fund, finance and govern urban infrastructure. Rather than clear categorizations within transformation frameworks, research into financializing city statecraft and infrastructure in the UK reveals the socially and spatially uneven mixing, mutating and innovating of managerial, entrepreneurial and financialized governance forms (Pike et al. 2019). […]