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Where will our grandchildren live?

Posted on: 10 October 2014
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In October 2014, the Academy of Urbanism is running a lecture series on the theme of “Where will our Grandchildren Live?”  Videos of the presentations made on 2 October 2014 are available online.

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Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2014 and Statistical Atlas

Posted on: 9 October 2014
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The Eurostat regional yearbook 2014 gives a detailed picture relating to a broad range of statistical topics across the regions of the Member States of the European Union (EU), as well as the regions of EFTA and candidate countries. Each chapter presents statistical information in maps, figures and tables, accompanied by a description of the policy context, main findings and data sources. These regional indicators are presented for the following 11 subjects: population, health, education, the labour market, the economy, structural business statistics, research and innovation, the information society, tourism, transport, and agriculture. In addition, four special focus chapters are included in this edition: these look at the environment, land cover and land use, European cities, and regional competitiveness. The Statistical Atlas is an interactive map viewer, which contains statistical maps from the Eurostat regional yearbook and provides the possibility to download these maps as high-resolution PDFs.

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Tribute to Sir Peter Hall in Regional Studies

Posted on: 19 September 2014
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This link provides free access to a collection of articles highlighting the contribution of Sir Peter Hall to the journal Regional Studies.

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Does regional economic growth depend on proximity to urban centres?

Posted on: 4 August 2014
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This paper analyses the spatial patterns of regional economic growth in Europe over the 1995 to 2010 period. It finds that regions, which contain large urban agglomerations, have been growing significantly faster than those that do not. Furthermore, proximity to large urban agglomerations has been positively correlated to economic growth. Halving travel time to a large urban agglomeration is associated with a 0.2 to 0.4 percentage points increase in annual per capita growth. More generally, the study also shows that measures of population density are positively correlated to growth. Among the different measures, by far the best predictor of growth between 1995 and 2010 is the maximum population density of a region.

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Home economics: The role of housing in rebalancing the economy

Posted on: 25 July 2014
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The latest report from IPPR North considers how housing trends can influence economic performance at national, regional and local levels, and their impact on issues such as construction, household spending and labour market mobility. The authors recommend means of addressing key problems in the areas of planning, housing finance, land supply, and the regeneration of housing and neighbourhoods.

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CPRE South East Bulletin

Posted on: 17 June 2014
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The latest planning and environment news on the South East is available in the June 2014 newsletter from CPRE South East.

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OECD Regions at a Glance 2013

Posted on: 16 June 2014
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This report shows how regions and cities contribute to national growth and the well-being of societies. It updates its regular set of region-by-region indicators, examining a wide range of policies and trends and identifying those regions that are outperforming or lagging behind in their country. The report covers all 34 OECD member countries, and, where data are available, Brazil, China, Colombia, India, the Russian Federation and South Africa.

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From vulnerable places to resilient territories: The path to sustainable development. Fortaleza, Brazil, 27-30 April 2014

Posted on: 21 May 2014
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This Regional Studies Association conference focused on thinking about paths, policies and ideas to strengthen vulnerable places and to develop cohesive and resilient territories. Presentations and papers are available online.

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Promoting economic growth locally

Posted on: 19 May 2014
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The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has issued a report which argues that the coalition government’s local job creation policies, through initiatives such as enterprise zones and the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), are “falling well short” of its initial expectations.

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Assessing polycentric urban systems in the OECD: Country, regional and metropolitan

Posted on: 1 May 2014
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Contemporary urban systems in OECD countries are structured around functional regions, which often overcome established city boundaries. By using a harmonised definition of functional urban areas in OECD countries, this paper first provides a sound definition of polycentricity at each spatial scale, highlighting for each of them the different links with policy. Second, it provides measures of polycentricity and explores the economic implications of different spatial structures. Results show that relatively more monocentric regions have higher GDP per capita than their more polycentric counterparts. At country level, on the other hand, polycentricity is associated with higher GDP per capita.

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