Regional development

Rural-Urban Partnerships

An Integrated Approach to Economic Development

In series:OECD Rural Policy Reviewsview more titles

Published on October 24, 2013

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Urban and rural areas enjoy different and often complementary assets, and better integration between them is important for socio-economic performance. This report provides a framework to understand the changing relationships between urban and rural areas. It is focused on one approach that can enhance and better manage rural-urban relationships – the use of rural-urban partnerships. Specifically, it documents the characteristics of these partnerships and the factors that can hinder as well as enable rural-urban co-operation. Different governance approaches to manage rural-urban relationships are identified and discussed. Finally, recommendations are provided to help national, regional and local policy makers to build effective and sustainable rural-urban partnerships for better economic development.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword and Acknowledgements
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Rural-urban partnerships: A tool for economic development6 chapters available
Understanding rural-urban partnerships: Context and definition
Purposes and outcomes of rural-urban partnerships
Taking a functional region approach to rural-urban partnerships
Understanding the dynamics of rural-urban partnerships
Creating a governance framework for rural-urban partnerships
A strategy to build effective rural-urban partnerships
Rural-urban partnership in practice: 11 case studies11 chapters available
Australia: Geelong Region Alliance (G21) – Geelong
Czech Republic: Prague-Central Bohemia
Finland: Jyväskylä and Saarijärvi-Viitasaari – Central Finland
France: Rennes Métropole – Rennes
Germany: Nuremberg Metropolitan Region
Italy: Province of Forlì-Cesena – Emilia-Romagna
Netherlands: The BrabantStad partnership – Brabant
Poland: Central Zone – West Pomeranian Region
Portugal: Castelo Branco – Beira Interior Sul
Spain: Extremadura
United States: Lexington metropolitan region – Lexington, Kentucky
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