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Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in the Netherlands Click to Access:
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The Dutch food, agriculture and horticulture sector is innovative and export oriented, with high value-added along the food chain and significant world export shares for many products.
Urban Spatial Structure in OECD Cities Click to Access:
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This paper presents an analysis of urban spatial structure and its trends in the OECD between 2001 and 2011. It does so by using a standardised definition of urban areas in 29 OECD countries as composed of high density cores and their respective commuting zones. While urban population is...


National area distribution Click to Access:
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National area distribution is defined as the classification of a given country into urban, intermediate and rural regions.
OECD Territorial Reviews: Valle de México, Mexico Click to Access:
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This review finds that while Mexico has taken important steps in addressing the urban challenges in the Valle de México, Mexico’s largest metropolitan area, there is a need for major metropolitan governance reform.
Municipal Fragmentation and Economic Performance of OECD TL2 Regions Click to Access:
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The present work investigates the relationship between municipal fragmentation and regional per capita GDP growth rate, using a panel of OECD TL2 regions in the period 1996-2011. According to the fiscal decentralisation literature, fragmentation should enhance growth as local government closer...

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In 2015, about two-thirds of the OECD population lives in cities, and in the next decade there are expected to be nearly 500 cities with more than 1 million inhabitants.