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Urban Nation

by Alan Broadbent HarperCollins Publishers (June 01, 2010)

Canada’s cities are crippled by a lack of financial and governing clout. Their infrastructures are crumbling and their citizens are disaffected by the inability of municipal government—or any government,...

Building Resilient Cities

by Collectif Oecd (December 10, 2018)

Asian cities are particularly vulnerable to risks associated with natural disasters. While they are exposed to various types of natural hazards, flooding and other water-related disasters pose particularly significant...

Subnational Public-Private Partnerships

by Collectif Oecd (November 12, 2018)

This report focuses on the challenges of governing infrastructure investment and public-private partnerships (PPPs) at the subnational level. Subnational governments – cities and regions – play a vital role...

Maintaining the Momentum of Decentralisation in Ukraine

by Collectif Oecd (June 15, 2018)

This Multi-level Governance Series study focuses on Ukraine’s advances in regional development, territorial reform and decentralisation since 2014. The Government launched a reform to merge local governments...

Divided Cities

by Collectif Oecd (May 18, 2018)

This report provides an assessment of spatial inequalities and segregation in cities and metropolitan areas from multiple perspectives. The chapters in the report focus on a subset of OECD countries and non-member...

Working Together for Local Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Amsterdam

by Collectif Oecd (April 18, 2018)

In Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 51.66% of the population was born outside of the country or has at least one parent born abroad. Amsterdam is proud of its cultural and ethnical diversity and actively works to...

OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2018

by Collectif Oecd (March 08, 2018)

The 2018 edition analyses tourism performance and policy trends across 49 OECD countries and partner economies. It highlights the need for coherent and comprehensive approaches to tourism policy making, and...

OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Basque Country, Spain  2011

by Collective Oecd (April 20, 2011)

The Basque Country region in Spain is world renowned for a successful industrial transformation, the urban regeneration of Bilbao, cultural distinctiveness, unique governance arrangements and high wealth levels....

OECD Territorial Reviews: NORA Region 2011

by Collective Oecd (March 30, 2011)

The North Atlantic (NORA) region is a transnational area comprising the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, and the coastal counties of Norway. These territories are linked by shared characteristics and challenges,...

OECD Rural Policy Reviews: England, United Kingdom 2011

by Collective Oecd (February 07, 2011)

Rural England plays a significant role in the economy of the United Kingdom, but an even larger social and cultural role. And it is unique among OECD regions, in that it is geographically compact, with rural...

OECD Territorial Reviews: Switzerland 2011

by Collective Oecd (February 03, 2011)

Regions in Switzerland are performing well in many respects. They have high levels of GDP per capita and low unemployment rates, and some regions show impressive growth rates. In addition, Swiss regions have...

Breaking Out of Policy Silos

by Collective Oecd (October 29, 2010)

In the context of the economic recovery and public budget cuts, policy silos and fragmented short-term policy interventions have become luxuries that our economies can no longer afford. Government intervenes...

OECD Territorial Reviews: Guangdong, China 2010

by Collective Oecd (November 15, 2010)

Located on the southern coast of China, Guangdong is the country’s most populous and rich province. It has 95.4 million inhabitants and provides one-eighth of the national GDP. A key development feature of...

Regions Matter

by Collective Oecd (November 24, 2009)

Why do some regions grow faster than others, and in ways that do not always conform to economic theory? This is a central issue in today’s economic climate, when policy makers are looking for ways to stimulate...

OECD Territorial Reviews: Trans-border Urban Co-operation in the Pan Yellow Sea Region, 2009

by Collective Oecd (December 01, 2009)

The Pan Yellow Sea Region (PYSR) covers the coasts of Northern China (Bohai Rim), western and southern Korea and south-western Japan (Kyushu). It has been one of the fastest growing economic zones in East Asia...

Community Capacity Building

by Collective Oecd (November 17, 2009)

Community capacity building (CCB) is a fairly new term for an age-old good: enabling people to define their own destinies. This book presents and analyses some of the most interesting recent developments in...

OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Piedmont, Italy 2009

by Collective Oecd (June 08, 2009)

Piedmont is one of the top ten manufacturing regions in Europe and enjoys the highest levels of business investment in R&D in Italy. Birthplace of the most famous Italian automotive company - Fiat – and home...

OECD Territorial Reviews: Chile 2009

by Collective Oecd (July 27, 2009)

Chile has achieved strong economic growth during the last 20 years. Nevertheless, its economy depends on a few resource-based sectors located in a small number of regions. The performance of Chilean regions...

OECD Rural Policy Reviews, Italy 2009

by Collective Oecd (June 05, 2009)

OECD's comprehensive review of rural policy in Italy. On average, rural regions in Italy have some of the highest GDP per capita among the OECD countries, yet unexploited potential remains. This analysis of...

OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: 15 Mexican States 2009

by Collective Oecd (June 16, 2009)

Despite macro-economic stability in recent years, Mexico still suffers from stagnant productivity growth. Mexico’s long-term competitiveness in a global context will require greater public and private action...

OECD Rural Policy Reviews: Spain 2009

by Collective Oecd (June 19, 2009)

The radical transformation that Spanish rural areas have experienced in the past few decades suggest, as it has occurred in many OECD countries, a new approach to rural policy. Spain has recently undertaken...

OECD Territorial Reviews: Copenhagen, Denmark 2009

by Collective Oecd (March 26, 2009)

The Copenhagen metropolitan region accounts for nearly half of Denmark's national output and plays a key role for the country as a whole. Nevertheless, it has witnessed only modest economic growth over the last...

OECD Rural Policy Reviews: China 2009

by Collective Oecd (May 05, 2009)

With more than 700 million residents living in rural areas, China is still a predominantly rural country. But despite substantial improvements in standards of living, the Chinese countryside is largely lagging...

How Regions Grow

by Collective Oecd (June 02, 2009)

Regional differences within OECD countries are often greater than those between countries and much inequality remains. This report explores what generates growth at the regional level. Based on in-depth econometric...

Governing Regional Development Policy

by Collective Oecd (March 23, 2009)

This report examines both the challenges and the opportunities associated with designing and using indicator systems as a tool for the governance of regional development policy. It draws on the experiences of...

Strategies to Improve Rural Service Delivery

by Collective Oecd (March 09, 2010)

The service sector, in aggregate, now dominates total employment and value-added in OECD countries, accounting for more than 70% of these two measures, and continues to increase in importance. While services...

OECD Territorial Reviews: Venice, Italy 2010

by Collective Oecd (June 17, 2010)

This Review of Venice, Italy, offers a comprehensive assessment of the city-region’s economy and the extent to which its land use, labour market and environmental policies embrace a metropolitan vision. A...

OECD Rural Policy Reviews: Québec, Canada 2010

by Collective Oecd (June 07, 2010)

OECD's review of rural policy in Quebec. It finds that in rural Québec, both population and personal income are growing, on average, and the province’s economic base continues to diversify. Land occupancy...

OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Catalonia, Spain

by Collective Oecd (June 03, 2010)

This review of regional innovation assesses how to improve Catalonia's current strategy and actions in order to boost its innovation system through both its own programmes and those of Spain and the European...

OECD Territorial Reviews: Sweden 2010

by Collective Oecd (June 10, 2010)

This review of regional policy in Sweden finds that Sweden has recently renewed focus on promoting development opportunities in all regions and has introduced a gradual regionalisation process with a strong...

OECD Territorial Reviews: Toronto, Canada 2009

by Collective Oecd (March 11, 2010)

OECD's Territorial Review of Toronto, Canada. It finds that the Toronto region is one of the chief economic powerhouses of Canada, generating almost one-fifth of national GDP and 45% of Ontario’s GDP. The...


by Ben Austen Harper (February 13, 2018)

Joining the ranks of Evicted, The Warmth of Other Sons, and classic works of literary non-fiction by Alex Kotlowitz and J. Anthony Lukas, High-Risers braids personal narratives, city politics, and national history...

Vanishing New York

by Jeremiah Moss Dey Street Books (July 15, 2017)


An unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty-first century and a love letter to...

Welcome to Your World

by Sarah Williams Goldhagen Harper (April 11, 2017)

One of the nation’s chief architecture critics reveals how the environments we build profoundly shape our feelings, memories, and well-being, and argues that we must harness this knowledge to construct a world...

The Well-Tempered City

by Jonathan F. P. Rose Harper Wave (September 13, 2016)

2017 PROSE Award Winner: Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher

In the vein of Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities and Edward Glaeser’s Triumph of the City, Jonathan F. P. Rose—a...

Dream Cities

by Wade Graham Harper (January 26, 2016)

From the acclaimed landscape designer, historian and author of American Eden, a lively, unique, and accessible cultural history of modern cities—from suburbs, downtown districts, and exurban sprawl, to shopping...