Chile has been very successful in turning its natural resource endowments into a generator of growth and modernisation. However, its mining regions, including Antofagasta, face the challenge of developing a critically important primary sector in a manner that contributes to both economic growth and broader measures of well-being. Antofagasta's long term sustainability goals include a more diversified economic base, supported by a city that is lived in for its high quality of life and the opportunities it offers. To achive this, it will need to make the most of its natural endowments, improve the city's physical attractiveness and ensure better urban policy outcomes. It will also require regional and local actors to act in a strategic and innovative manner. This study focuses on economic diversification, urbanism and governance in the city of Antofagasta. Consideration is given to: economic and socio-economic trends such as those associated with labour markets and skills, as well as quality of life factors; opportunities for specialisation, diversification and innovation within and beyond the mining cluster, including throught its port network; urban policy challenges especially in land use, waste management, environment and public transport; and to the role of public governance in helping the city realise its economic and quality of life objectives.
This working paper offers an evaluation of the performance of the inland ports of the Slovak Republic within the framework of the Danube Axis, an analysis of the impact of the ports on their territory and an assessment of policies in this field. It examines port performance over the last decades and identifies the principal factors that have contributed to it.
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Newsletter on regional development for autumn 2013.
Il identifie comment transformer les ports en instruments de développement urbain en évaluant l’impact des ports sur les villes et les régions avoisinantes et comparant les politiques qui visent à augmenter les impacts régionaux positifs et à minimiser les effets négatifs.
OECD conferences on urban, rural and regional development in OECD member countries.
An OECD report will explore how cities can mitigate the challenges of an ageing society and become sustainable for all generations.
The answer to the question "how's life?" may depend on what region you live in. Since factors that determine well-being can vary dramatically across the same country, national averages may not provide the full picture of how life is being lived in all regions. The OECD is compiling well-being indicators across regions to help improve local and regional policies.
Les villes peuvent générer de la croissance et de l’ emploi tout en devenant plus respectueuses de l’environnement, tel est le message du nouveau rapport que publie l’OCDE sous le titre Green Growth in Cities. Partant d’études de cas des villes de Paris, Chicago, Kitakyushu et Stockholm, le rapport recense des politiques vertes qui peuvent répondre aux priorités des villes en matière de croissance.
Ports are the nervous system of global trade. Over 80% of world cargo (by volume) is transported by sea. Our efforts to raise the efficiency, competitiveness and sustainability of ports can help boost trade, growth and jobs. It can also help us to promote green growth and development in the poorest regions, said OECD Secretary-General.