Technology and Regional Development in the American Context

Rees, J., Stafford, H., Briggs, R., & Oakey, R. (1983). Technology and Regional Development in the American Context. IIASA Collaborative Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: CP-83-039

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Many large cities in the developed countries have recently experienced a slow-down of growth, and in some cases, absolute contraction of their population size. These trends pertain in particular to old industrial agglomerations which often fail to adapt to the changing demands and locational requirements of modern production facilities and to differentiate their employment structure.

Interrelations between industrial restructuring and urban regional change were among topics studied in the former Human Settlements and Services Area at IIASA. They are also of current research interest to the Regional and Urban Development Group. The paper by J. Rees, H. Stafford, R. Briggs and R. Oakey touches on several aspects of those interdependencies, especially the question of how do high-technology complexes develop over space.

Part II of the paper has been done within a framework of an international collaboration project involving similar studies in the U.K. and F.R.G. and coordinated by Professor John Goddard of Newcastle, U.K.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Collaborative Paper)
Research Programs: Regional Issues Program (RUD)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:53
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:11

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