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  Jennifer J Clark
Associate Professor, School of Public Policy
Director, Center for Urban Innovation
School of Public Policy

Ph. D., Cornell University, City and Regional Planning
Joined faculty in 2005

Research areas/interests
Dr. Clark's research focuses on regional economic development, manufacturing, industry clusters and innovation policy. Dr. Clark publishes work on the development and diffusion of regional policies (including research centers) and their effect on cities and their economic competitiveness.

Dr. Clark writes, consults, and speaks on the subject of national and regional development policies related to innovation, intellectual property, and manufacturing. She has collaborated on manufacturing and innovation policy projects with a broad range of governments and non-governmental organizations including the OECD, the Canadian government, the UK government, and the US government.

Remaking Regional Economies: Winner of the 2009 Regional Studies Association Best Book Award

Editor, Regional Studies

Keynote Speaker. Smart Cities and Social Entrepreneurship: Remaking Markets and Manufacturing Open Innovation Spaces. The 19th Uddevalla Symposium on "Geography, Open Innovation, Diversity and Entrepreneurship", London, UK June 2016

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, 2013-2016, University of Birmingham, UK

DAAD: The German Academic Exchange Service or Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Science Tour 2016: City of the Future: Selected Participant, Aachen, Bonn, Darmstadt, Stuttgart, Munich, Germany

Commissioner, Bipartisan Commission on New Manufacturing, 2013-2014, Ideas for a New American Century, Milstein Symposium, Miller Center at The University of Virginia
REPORT: Building a Nation of Makers: Six Ideas to Accelerate the Innovative Capacity of America's Manufacturing SMEs

National Science Foundation (NSF), United States
Co-Principal Investigator, RIPS Type 2: Participatory Modeling of Complex Urban Infrastructure Systems (Model Urban SysTems). NSFEFRI-1441208 Award Amount: $2,499,999; 2014 – 2017

Current and recent projects  
1) MAPPD: Multi-Array Phased Participatory Deployment -- A programmatic approach to the Smart Cities

2) Urban Innovation Networks

3) Innovation Districts/Neighborhoods

4) Working In Cities: CoWorking Spaces, Maker Spaces, and the Evolution of the New Urban Workplace

Research collaborators  
Kirsten Bandyopadhyay, Georgia Institute of Technology
John R. Bryson, University of Birmingham, UK
Susan Christopherson, Cornell University
Carl Patton, Georgia State University
David Sawicki, Georgia Institute of Technology
Vida Vanchan, SUNY---Buffalo State College, NY

Recent and selected publications  
Bryson, John R., Jennifer Clark, and Vida Vanchan, Eds. (2015) The Handbook of Manufacturing Industries in the World Economy. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Clark, Jennifer (2013 hardback; 2014 paperback) Working Regions: Reconnecting Innovation and Production in the Knowledge Economy, London: Routledge.

Patton, Carl V, David S. Sawicki, and Jennifer J. Clark (2012) Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning.
New York: Routledge. 3rd Edition.

Christopherson, Susan and Jennifer Clark (2007 hardback; 2009 paperback) Remaking Regional Economies: Power, Labor, and Firm Strategies in the Knowledge Economy. London: Routledge.
Winner of the 2009 Regional Studies Association Best Book Award


Clark, Jennifer (2016) Review of The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies, by Michael Storper, Tom Kemeny, Naji Makarem, and Taner Osman. Stanford Business Press: 2015. Economic Geography.

Taylor Shelton and Jennifer Clark, (2016) “Technocratic Values and Uneven Development in the “Smart City,” Metropolitics 10 May 2016. URL: http://www.metropolitiques.eu/Technocratic-Values-and-Uneven.html

Clark, Jennifer (2015) Rethinking Regional Manufacturing Policy. Special Issue of Regions Magazine, Regional Studies Association. March 2015. Issue 297. P. 9-10

Clark, Jennifer (2014) Manufacturing by Design: The Rise of Regional Intermediaries and the Reemergence of Collective Action. Special Issue on Reindustrializing Regions: Rebuilding the Manufacturing Economy? Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. (November) 7 (3): 433-448.

Clark, Jennifer (2014) Siting “Scientific Spaces” in the US: The Push and Pull of Regional Development Strategies and National Innovation Policies. Special Issue on Science and the City. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy.

Book Chapters

Clark, Jennifer (under contract) Resilient Regions and Open Innovation: The Evolution of Smart Cities and Civic Entrepreneurship. Tim Vorley and Nick Williams, Eds. Creating resilient economies: entrepreneurship, growth and development in uncertain times. Northampton, MA. Edward Elgar.

Wood, Mackenzie, Emma French, and Jennifer Clark (under contract) Atlanta’s Food Truck Triumph: Rethinking Policy in an Age of Temporary Urbanism, Julian Agyeman, Ed. From Loncheras to Lobsta Love: Food trucks, cultural identity and social justice. Cambridge, MIT Press.

Clark, Jennifer (in press, 2017) Third Sector Strategies for Local Development. In Gordon L Clark, Maryann P Feldman, Meric S Gertler, and Dariusz Wójcik, Eds. The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography. Oxford University Press

Bryson, John R., Jennifer Clark and Rachel Mulhall (in press, 2016) The Third Industrial Revolution and the City? Digital Manufacturing and the Transformation of Homes into Miniature Factories. Krzysztof Nawratek, Ed. New (Industrial) Revolution and the City. New York: Punctum Books.

Professional associations
Economic Geography Specialty Group (EGSG) of the Association of American Geographers Chair, EGSG, 2017-2018, Vice Chair, EGSG, 2015-2016, Member, EGSG, 2003-present
Regional Studies Association (RSA)