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Regional, rural and urban development

OECD Regional Outlook 2014

Regions and Cities: Where Policies and People Meet

Published on October 06, 2014

Also available in: French

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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.

SUMMARIESavailable in 25 languages

English OECD Regional Outlook 2014 (Summary in English)
French Perspectives régionales de l'OCDE 2014
Spanish Perspectivas regionales de la OCDE 2014
German OECD-Regionenausblick 2014
Japanese OECD地域アウトルック2014年版
Italian Prospettive regionali dell’OCSE 2014
Chinese 经合组织(OECD)2014年地区展望
Czech Regionální výhled OECD 2014
Danish OECD Regionale udsigter 2014
Dutch OESO Regionale vooruitzichten 2014
Estonian OECD regionaalne prognoos 2014
Finnish OECD:n aluekatsaus 2014
Greek ΟΟΣΑ Προοπτικές των περιφερειών 2014
Hebrew מבט אל אזורי ה-OECD - 2014
Hungarian OECD 2014. évi regionális kilátások
Icelandic Svæðisbundnar horfur innan OECD 2014
Korean 2014년 OECD 지역 전망
Norwegian OECD Perspektiv på regioner 2014
Polish Prognoza regionalna OECD na rok 2014
Portuguese Panorama das Regiões da OCDE 2014
Russian Региональные перспективы 2014
Slovak Regionálny výhľad OECD na rok 2014
Slovene Regionalni pregled OECD za leto 2014
Swedish OECD:s regionpolitiska översikt 2014
Turkish OECD Bölgesel Görünüm Raporu 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Reader's Guide
Editorial
Executive Summary
Trends in regions and cities: Evidence, policies and reforms3 chapters available
Regional trends across the OECD
Drivers of city performance: The evidence
Regional governance: Policies, institutional arrangements and municipal reforms
Special focus: Tools for more inclusive growth in regions and cities2 chapters available
Public investment: Smart, co-ordinated and efficient
A national strategy for cities: Taking ownership of urban policy
The future of cities: A policy forum5 chapters available
Urbanisation as opportunity
Urbanisation and economic development in Asia
The future of US cities: Addressing social, economic, and environmental resilience
Cities are key to the sustainable development of the European Union
Creating transport corridors: Refreshing the places other transport hasn't reached
Country Notes34 chapters available
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Chile
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
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