Demographic Change and Local Development

Demographic Change and Local Development

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Cristina Martinez-Fernandez, Naoko Kubo, Antonella Noya, Tamara Weyman
28 nov 2012
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9789264180468 (PDF)

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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.

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Executive summary

Introduction by Naoko Kubo
Chapter 1. Shrinking cities in the United States: policies and strategies by Karina M. Pallagst
Chapter 2. Urban shrinkage patterns in Japan: the case of the Osaka Metropolitan Area by Sophie Buhnik
Chapter 3. Demographic change and shrinkage in Australia communities by Tamara Weyman and Cristina Martinez-Fernandez
Chapter 4. Search for sustainable means for managing shrinkage in a peripheral city in Finland by Juha Kotilainen, Ilkka Eisto and Eero Vatanen
Chapter 5. Sustainability and shrinkage: three case studies in Zuid-Limburg (Netherlands) by Lieke Dreijerink, Laura van der Noort and Jaap Kortman
Chapter 6. Urban shrinkage and the post-socialist transformation: the case of Wałbrzych (Poland) by Tadeusz Stryjakiewicz, Emilia Jaroszewska and Przemysław Ciesiółka
Introduction by Cristina Martinez-Fernandez and Tamara Weyman
Chapter 7. Making places in increasingly empty spaces: causes and outcomes of demographic change in Germany by Thorsten Wiechmann and Anne Volkmann
Chapter 8. Policies and strategies for dealing with demographic change/shrinkage in Oporto (Portugal) by Sílvia Sousa and Paulo Pinho
Chapter 9. Aviles (Spain): from urban decline to the definition of a new development model by Simón Sánchez-Moral, Ricardo Méndez and Jose Prada
Chapter 10. Policies and strategies for dealing with different forms of shrinkage: the case of Taranto (Italy) by Domenico Camarda, Francesco Rotondo and Francesco Selicato
Chapter 11. Housing strategies for a shrinking French city: the case of Roubaix (France) by Yoan Miot
Chapter 12. Planning responses of shrinkage in the Slovak Republic’s largest cities byJán Buček and Branislav Bleha
Chapter 13. Demographic and economic challenges of Latgale Region, Latvia by Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica
Chapter 14. Urban planning strategies for dealing with shrinkage and suburbanisation in Slovene cities by Mojca Sasek Divjak
Chapter 15. Urban regeneration and revitalisation strategies in the Czech Republic by Karel Schmeidler
Chapter 16. Regeneration strategies in shrinking urban neighbourhoods: dimensions of interventions in theory and practice (Switzerland) by Walter Schenkel
Chapter 17. Shrinkage and sustainability: a future for the Filigree city by Helen Mulligan Chapter 18. Strengthening the evidence base for regeneration strategies: the European statistic as a basis for creating territorial knowledge of demographic change by Manuel Wolff
Introduction by Antonella Noya
Chapter 19. Urban shrinkage in Brazil by Sergio Torres Moraes
Chapter 20. Skill development and transfer in shrinking regions: case study of the shikinen-sengu of the Ise shrine (Japan) by Tetsuji Uemura
Chapter 21. Social exclusion of the elderly in China: one potential challenge resulting from the rapid population ageing by Wenmeng Feng
Chapter 22. Supporting older workers in Canada’s vulnerable communities: the case of the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Chapter 23. The socio-spatial dimensions of urban shrinkage (France) by Sylvie Fol Chapter 24. People’s climate in shrinking areas: the case of Heerlen, the Netherlands: how investing in culture and social networks improves the quality of life in shrinking areas by Nol Reverda, Maurice Hermans and Maja Rocak
Chapter 25. Perspective 50 plus: regional employment pacts for older long-term unemployed persons (Germany) by reiner aster and Daniel F. Heuermann
Chapter 26. Successful active ageing in dynamic societies by Jasper B. van Loo Chapter 27. A place to be proud of: heritage and social inclusion in shrinking cities (Germany and United Kingdom) by André Mulder
Chapter 28: The impact of european demographic trends on regional and urban development by Éva Gerőházi, József Hegedüs, Hanna Szemző, Kyra Tomay and Iván Tosics
Chapter 29: Productivity and local employment as contributors to growth: vis-à-vis the demographic shift in the EU by Jörg Peschner
Annex: Author’s Biographies

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