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- 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...
- 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
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...
- 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$ 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...
- 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...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 42.00
In the context of the economic recovery and public budget cuts, policy silos and fragmented short-term policy interventions have become luxuries that our economies can no longer afford. Government intervenes in a myriad of ways at the local level, and rarely are these interventions co-ordinated effectively. Most of us are familiar with policy silos.... more...