A Catalyst for Urban Regeneration

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This book presents a 'toolbox' of instruments for entrepreneurship development in what often appear to be the most hostile environments for economic development in our cities, showing how entrepreneurship can indeed prosper given the right stimulus.  It is based on the proceedings of the conference on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Distressed Urban Areas held 7-8 October 2003 in Rome, and organised by the OECD LEED Programme, in collaboration with the EU, the municipality of Rome, and Risorse per Roma.



Social Enterprise and Urban Rebuilding in Europe

If social enterprises wish to have a positive impact on the regeneration of distressed urban areas, a supporting framework enabling them to scale up and sustain their activities is needed. Another strategy is to establish intermediate structures (acting like development agencies) able to play a role in providing information, advice and training. Supporting social enterprises also means providing them with appropriate financial tools...


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