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  • 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...

  • Effective Practice in Spatial Planningby Janice Morphet

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95

    Looking at the role of spatial planning in major change such as urban extensions or redevelopment, this book asks how it can also deliver at the local level. Detailing the new local governance within which spatial planning now operates, and identifying the requirements of successful delivery, this book provides an introduction to project management... more...

  • OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Catalonia, Spainby OECD Publishing

    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...

  • Water Centric Sustainable Communitiesby Vladimir Novotny; Jack Ahern; Paul Brown

    Wiley 2010; US$ 135.00

    The current literature compartmentalizes the complex issue of water and wastewater into its discrete components; technology, planning, policy, construction, economics, etc.  Considered from the perspective of sustainability, however, water in the urban environment must be approached as a single resource that can be continuously reused and recycled. ... more...

  • Land, Development and Designby Paul Syms

    Wiley 2010; US$ 85.00

    Development of brownfield land can address shortfalls in the availability of land for housing and other buildings, but these sites present a range of problems that must be overcome in any successful development. Land, Development and Design addresses all of the issues in the context of the reuse of urban land, providing a solid, readable overview... more...