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- Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 29.95
The goal of this book, the first in a series, is to bring policymakers, practitioners, and scholars up to speed on the state of knowledge on various aspects of urban and regional policy. What do we know about the effectiveness of select policy approaches, reforms, or experiments on key social and economic problems facing cities, suburbs, and metropolitan... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 29.95
As pressing economic and quality of life issues heighten calls for increased federal engagement in Americas 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...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 48.00
Why do some regions grow faster than others, and in ways that do not always conform to economic theory? This is a central issue in todays economic climate, when policy makers are looking for ways to stimulate new and sustainable growth. OECD work suggests that there is no one-size-fits-all answer to regional growth policy. Rather, regions grow... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 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...