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- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 56.00
OECD Regions at a Glance presents a series of indicators for OECD countries that will enable policy makers and analysts to evaluate differences in economic performance among regions and to better design and assess regional policies. Organised around three major themes, the book first examines regions' contributions to national growth in population,... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 109.00
The Champagne-Ardenne region in the north-east of France enjoys comparative advantages in a number of sectors, including mechanics, metalworking, packaging and agriculture, and of course champagne. Although it still ranks fifth among French regions in terms of GDP/capita, Champagne-Ardenne lost ground during the recession of the early 1990s. A recovery... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 67.00
This book sets out a vision of devolved economic development policies capable of responding to the challenges of globalisation. The key features in this vision are flexible and networked institutions and local strategies emphasising entrepreneurship, human capital and social cohesion. Based on the proceedings of the OECD-Scottish Enterprise Glasgow... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 50.00
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) introduce a new relationship between time and space. Do the nascent possibilities of tele-work, distant access to public services and e-commerce offer both realistic and innovating perspectives for rural development? Are ICTs a threat rather than an opportunity for rural areas? Will these technologies... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 43.00
Economic valuation is widely used in OECD countries as a way of assessing the (usually monetary) value of goods that have no markets. In the rural context, valuation methods are used to argue for or against projects and policy choices in areas as diverse as agricultural support policies, local economic development, land use and biodiversity assessment.... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 54.00
OECD's Territorial Review of Toronto, Canada. It finds that the Toronto region is one of the chief economic powerhouses of Canada, generating almost one-fifth of national GDP and 45% of Ontarios GDP. The region is home to 40% of Canadas business headquarters and is a main manufacturing hub, with major automotive, biomedical and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95
After years of being regarded as a regulatory tool, spatial planning is now a key agent in delivering better places for the future. Dealing with the role of spatial planning in major change such as urban extensions or redevelopment, this book asks how it can deliver at the local level. Setting out the new local governance within which spatial planning... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 70.00
This review of regional innovation assesses how to improve Catalonia's current strategy and actions in order to boost its innovation system through both its own programmes and those of Spain and the European Union. It finds that with over seven million inhabitants and a GDP of around EUR 204 billion, Catalonia is not only an important region within... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 140.00
The book that breaks new ground for creating water centric cities of the future Outdated water and wastewater practices in conjunction with increased consumption from a growing population have left today's urban communities perilously close to running dry?or ironically?being inundated with stormwater-related floods. Water Centric Sustainable Communities... more...