Regional development

Redefining Urban: a new way to measure metropolitan areas

 

Functional Urban Areas in OECD Countries

 

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ISBN Number: 9789264174054
Publication Date: 14/05/2012
Pages: 148

        
This report compares urbanisation trends in OECD countries on the basis of a newly defined OECD methodology which helps cross-country comparison of the socio-economic and environmental performance of metropolitan areas in OECD countries.
The methodology is presented and results from its application to 28 OECD countries are discussed together with policy implication both on national growth and governance of cities.
The report also includes three original papers that present the urbanisation dynamics and prospects in China and South Africa and the governance challenges resulting from the new policy agenda on cities in the United Kingdom.
 
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Table of Contents
 
 
 
  • Chapter 1. Redefining urban areas in OECD countries
  • Chapter 2. Urbanisation and migration trends in South Africa: theory and policy implications
  • Chapter 3. Urbanisation in China today
  • Chapter 4.  Focusing on functionality: changing approached to economic development in England

 

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