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 the United States

Social enterprises in the United States are increasing economic options for low-income communities and nonprofit organisations. An unanswered question, however, is to what degree social enterprises can significantly contribute to urban rebuilding, particularly for highly-distressed cities. This paper argues that social enterprises can make such a contribution if public and private enterprises with social missions are included in the...


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