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Regions, Land Consumption and Sustainable Growth

Assessing the Impact of the Public and Private Sectors Edited by Oedzge Atzema, Professor of Economic Geography, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, the late Piet Rietveld, former Professor of Transport Economics, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Daniel Shefer, Kunin-Lunnenfeld Professor of Urban and Regional Economics, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel and Visiting Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, US
This book provides an in-depth investigation of the role of the private and public sectors in land markets and regional economics, and explores the reasons behind government intervention in the interests of sustainable growth.
Extent: 232 pp
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Publication Date: 2005
ISBN: 978 1 84542 124 3
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This book provides an in-depth investigation of the role of the private and public sectors in land markets and regional economics, and explores the reasons behind government intervention in the interests of sustainable growth.

The authors explore the subject of regional development and changing land use in a variety of different countries. They examine broad themes such as urban structure, infrastructure and eco-structure, and look in detail at issues including housing, transport and technology clustering. They also demonstrate that for a proper understanding of long-term changes, the broader institutional settings and policy regimes are of critical importance, as it is within this framework that private and public actors interact. It is therefore vital to search for institutional arrangements where conflicts of interest can be dealt with in a constructive way, and where ecological values are taken into consideration. The contributions in this book highlight these difficulties and offer practical proposals to improve current practices.

Regional scientists, geographers and development policymakers will welcome this rigorous exploration of the roles of the private and public sectors in the context of economic development.
Contributors: O.A.L.C. Atzema, F.M. Dieleman, D. Felsenstein, A. Fleischer, P. Hooimeijer, P. Nijkamp, H.S. Otter, P. Peeters, E. Razin, P. Rietveld, Y. Schipper, D. Shefer, B.J. Ubbels, A. van der Veen, E.J. Visser, E. Werczberger
Contents: 1. Public–Private Contributions to Regional Development and Land-use Planning 2. Infrastructure, Suprastructure and Ecostructure: A Portfolio of Sustainable Growth Potentials 3. Institutional Changes on Housing Markets in The Netherlands 4. Determinants of Residential Sprawl in Canadian Metropolitan Areas 5. Translating Employment Concentration into Land Consumption: Results from the Chicago Metropolitan Area 6. Clustering of Software Industries in The Netherlands 7. Privatization and Deregulation of Public Transport: Social and Economic Consequences 8. Deregulation in European Aviation and the Evolution of Hub-and-Spoke Networks: Impacts on the Environment 9. Permanent versus Temporary Public Land Ownership: The Case of the Israel Land Authority 10. The Economic Value of Open Space in Israel: A Tool for Public Policy Formation 11. Scales, Emerging Spatial Structures and Spatial Policy Index