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¿Hacia una Ciudad Vasca/Euskal Hiria? Aproximación desde la Innovación Social (PhD Dissertation)
1. This is the PhD dissertation (2008-2011) of Igor Calzada receiving on 11th February 2011 'CUM LAUDE' calification at the University of Mondragon (Spain). 2. The related fieldwork research was conducted from the University of Nevada, Reno (Centre for Basque Studies) in the USA and Ireland from 2008 to 2009 as a result of the Doctoral/Postgraduate Award received from the Spanish Prince and Caja Madrid Foundation. 3. In his dissertation, he aimed to compare the Basque Country (Spain), Portland (Oregon) and Dublin (Ireland) in order to establish an analytical framework for a city-region. 4. He applied action research qualitative methods and he observe social innovation processes in the three cases. 5. He carried out interviews and fieldwork research in the West of the USA (Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix, Idaho,...) and Europe (Dublin, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Malmö, Reykjavik,...), primarily. 6. As the first milestone of his postdoctoral period, he directed a Congress in 2012 in collaboration with the Basque Government's Territorial Development Ministry. 7. Thereafter, he was awarded with a Postdoctoral Fellowship by Ikerbasque, Basque Science Foundation, for three years (2012-2014) and the RSA Early Career Grant (2014-2015), to compiled a eight-cases benchmarking gathered and disseminated in www.cityregions.org. 8. He published a summary of this project in the Regional Studies Regional Science journal in open access as follows: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21681376.2015.1046908 (4,826 views, 12 Citations, and 60 Altmetric) 9. He is preparing a monograph for Routledge, Regions and Cities Series. To cite this monograph: Calzada, I. (2011), ¿Hacia una Ciudad Vasca? Aproximación desde la Innovación Social. Vitoria-Gasteiz: Servicio Central de Publicaciones del Gobierno Vasco. ISBN: 978-84-457-3180-2. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.20682.36801.