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By Leo van den Berg,Jan van der Meer,Dr van der Meer Jan,Dr Carvalho Luis,Professor van den Berg Leo

Reflecting on 20 years of ‘competitiveness-oriented’ city guidelines in Europe, this publication investigates the present demanding situations towns face to maintain their fiscal place and the way this is balanced with social growth and environmental advancements. Complementing earlier surveys on neighborhood and concrete improvement and competitiveness-based ideas, this quantity offers long term perspectives at the evolution of such regulations on the urban point, from the non-public viewpoint of urban officers in 8 eu cities.

More concretely, it seems to be at how the city measurement in ecu regulations have advanced over the years, the types of city coverage supported by way of the ecu during the last twenty years and the way towns were concerned with this approach. The ebook investigates the portfolios of competitiveness-oriented regulations that have been built via ecu towns and the way they see the hyperlink among urban/spatial improvement rules and sustainable competitiveness. eventually the ebook fleshes out a few demanding situations and tasks taken by way of the 8 eu towns and their governments within the face of present demanding situations so that it will pave the way in which in the direction of extra aggressive and sustainable city economies.

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