Urban competitiveness has become one of the central issues in public policy today. This has long been the case for cities (taken to refer both to cities and urban regions) in the industrialized countries, especially during the past three decades.
The study of urban competitiveness is central to the achievement of the development goals each population sets for itself.
This report concludes with a set of policy suggestions to guide local leaders who choose to take up the challenge of enhancement of the competitiveness of their city.
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- Competitiveness of Cities, The 2013
- Economic Development and Housing Markets in Hong Kong and Singapore 2011
- Economic Role of Cities 2011
- Fiscal Decentralisation in Philippines 2011
- Fiscal Decentralisation in Japan 2012
- Fiscal Decentralisation in Zambia 2013
- Gender and Economic Development 2011
- Guide to Financing Infrastructure and Basic Services 2013
- Impact of Climate Change on Urban Residents 2012
- Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Housing Finance 2011
- Infrastructure for Poverty Reduction and Economic Development in Africa 2011
- Microfinance, Poverty Reduction and Millennium Development Goals 2011
- Organisation, Management and Evaluation of Housing Cooperatives in Kenya 2010
- Property Tax Regimes in East Africa 2013
- Property Tax Regimes in Europe 2013
- Public-Private Partnership in Housing and Urban Development 2011
- Small Town Development Approaches 2013
- The Sub Prime Crisis: The Crisis of Over-Spending 2011
- Unleashing the Economic Potential of Agglomeration in African Cities 2013