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.

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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