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OECD Regional Outlook 2014
Regions and Cities: Where Policies and People Meet
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  15 Oct 2014
Pages: 288 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264201408 , OECD Code: 042013061P1
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Regions and cities are on the front lines of many challenges faced by OECD countries today, from education and jobs to health care and quality of life. Getting regions and cities “right”, adapting policies to the specificities of where people live and work,  is vital to improving citizens’ well-being. This second edition of the OECD Regional Outlook aims to help countries do just that. Part I describes the main trends and challenges today. Part II has a special focus on cities, looking at public investment, urban framework policies, and rural-urban issues. Part III presents a Policy Forum on the future of cities, with five contributions from distinguished authors and policy makers. Part IV offers profiles of regional development in all 34 OECD countries.

Table of contents:

Readers’ Guide 12
Editorial 18
Executive Summary  21
Chapter 1. Regional trends across the OECD
-Moving towards more inclusive growth 26
-The continued impact of the crisis on OECD cities and regions  28
-The drivers of regional growth 36
-Assessing regional performance on the basis of well-being: The way forward 42
-Bibliography 45
Chapter 2. Drivers of city performance: The evidence 47
-“Getting cities right” can have considerable economic, social and environmental benefits  48
-The economic benefits of cities 49
-The economic and environmental costs of cities 57
-Bibliography 63
Chapter 3. Regional governance: Policies, institutional arrangements and municipal reforms 65
-Regional policy is influenced by how it is organised 66
-Municipal and territorial reforms are on the agenda in many countries 70
-Municipal reforms, one response to local government fragmentation 76
-Bibliography 89
-Annex 3.A1. Methodological note on metropolitan governance 91
-Annex 3.A2. Municipal and metropolitan reforms  94
PART II. SPECIAL FOCUS: TOOLS FOR MORE INCLUSIVE GROWTH IN REGIONS AND CITIES Chapter 4. Public investment: Smart, co-ordinated and efficient  99
-Public investment is a significant lever for regional development 100
-Co-ordination helps avoid duplication and find joint interests for investment 103
-Strengthening sub-national capacities can help get more from public investments 110
-Sound framework conditions promote better investment outcomes  118
-Bibliography 125
-Annex 4.A1. OE CD Recommendation from the Council on Effective Public Investment Across Levels of Government 131
Chapter 5. A national strategy for cities: Taking ownership of urban policy  133
-Urban policy is a national concern 134
-Governments need to think across policy sectors when designing urban policy frameworks  142
-Bibliography 163
Chapter 6. Urbanisation as opportunity
-The next 100 years  174
-Interpreting the lags 177
-Peak urbanisation, weak capacity  178
-A development goal for this century 180
-Bibliography 182
Chapter 7. Urbanisation and economic development in Asia  183
-Will there be an urban avalanche in the global south? 184
-Bibliography 191
Chapter 8. The future of US cities: Addressing social, economic, and environmental resilience  193
-Introduction 194
-Climate adaptation and responding to natural disasters 194
-Regional planning for the future of cities 197
-New tools to help cities achieve societal and economic resilience 198
-Zip codes should not determine futures 199
-Conclusion  202
Chapter 9. Cities are key to the sustainable development of the European Union  203
-Introduction  204
-Envisioning the future of cities 205
-EU Regional Policy and Europe’s cities 207
-Looking ahead to 2020 208
-Conclusion: Empowering cities to take greater control of their futures  209
-Bibliography 210
Chapter 10. Creating transport corridors: Refreshing the places other transport hasn’t reached  211
-Introduction 212
-Urban dynamics 212
-Transport trends  213
-Exemplars of sustainable urban transport  214
-Transport options for peri-urban areas 215
-Bibliography  217

-Australia  220
-Austria 222
-Belgium 224
-Canada 226
-Chile  228
-Czech Republic  230
-Denmark  232
-Estonia  234
-Finland  236
-France  238
-Germany 240
-Greece  242
-Hungary 244
-Iceland  246
-Ireland  248
-Israel  250
-Italy  252
-Japan  254
-Korea 256
-Luxembourg 258
-Mexico 260
-Netherlands 262
-New Zealand  264
-Norway 266
-Poland 268
-Portugal 270
-Slovak Republic  272
-Slovenia 274
-Spain  276
-Sweden 278
-Switzerland 280
-Turkey 282
-United Kingdom 284
-United States 286


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