Demographic Change and Local Development
Shrinkage, Regeneration and Social Dynamics
- Cristina Martinez-Fernandez, Naoko Kubo, Antonella Noya, Tamara Weyman
- 28 nov 2012
- 9789264180468 (PDF)
This report highlights the issues faced by local areas against the backdrop of policies or planning models that have directed local development in the past decades (e.g. introduction of new industries such as information technology/bio-technology following the de-industrialisation of mining/manufacturing industries) but today appear less suitable than expected to ensure the sustainability of local development.
This report is timely in discussing cases from 20 countries around the world and particularly signalling local strategies and initiatives for policy consideration and learning. The report considers together issues at the crossroads of modern local development in the context of demographic change: population mobility and urban shrinkage, regeneration strategies to stimulate sustainable growth, and social dynamics underpinning community stability.