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  • From Despair to Hopeby Henry G. Cisneros; Lora Engdahl

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    As pressing economic and quality of life issues heighten calls for increased federal engagement in America’s cities, this new book offers cause for optimism and lessons for policy innovators. From Despair to Hope documents the evolution of HOPE VI, one of the most ambitious urban redevelopment initiatives in the past half century and a true federal-urban... more...

  • Science and Technology for Developmentby James Smith

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 19.95

    In Science and Technology for Development, James Smith explores the complex relationship between society and technology, and the potential for science to make sustainable contributions to global development. Drawing on case studies from Africa, Latin America and Asia, the author argues that we need to think carefully about science and development,... more...

  • Contracting for Better Placesby M. van der Veen

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 116.00

    Large-scale urban development projects aim to create better places in underused or deteriorated areas. For their realization, cooperation between planning authorities and market parties is indispensable. This book focuses on the development agreements that these parties close. It is suitable for academics as well as practitioners. more...

  • OECD Regions at a Glance 2005by OECD Publishing

    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...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews, Champagne-Ardenne, France 2002by OECD Publishing

    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...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews: Switzerland 2002by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 58.00

    The review points to the need to redesign regional policy. The ongoing reform of fiscal federalism, supposed to foster subnational autonomy and to reduce disparities more effectively, is an important step towards balanced regional development. The review emphasises the need to extend regional policy to the entire country, and to link it more strongly... more...

  • Devolution and Globalisationby OECD Publishing

    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...

  • Information and Communication Technologies and Rural Developmentby OECD Publishing

    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...

  • Valuing Rural Amenitiesby OECD Publishing

    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...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews: Toronto, Canada 2009by OECD Publishing

    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 Ontario’s GDP. The region is home to 40% of Canada’s business headquarters and is a main manufacturing hub, with major automotive, biomedical and... more...