[arcology] Fwd: INTA Annual Conference 2000 "The City Region in a World of Globalisation"
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>From: "Jeroen Rogier van Alphen" <intaaivn@...>
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>Subject: INTA Annual Conference 2000 "The City Region in a World of
>Date: Fri, 05 Nov 1999 11:31:27 CET
>The City Region in a World of Globalisation:
>Urban Promotion for Sustainable Development
>Bergen, Norway 18 - 23 June 2000
>We live in a time of decentralisation, of greater emphasis on local action.
>As a result the importance of cities is growing but competition between them
>Action is needed to deal with the changes of the city region in a world of
>globalisation. Which functions to promote: economy, culture and
>localidentity? Which development projects to push ñ continuous regeneration
>or flagships? How do cities organise their networks and relations over their
>The INTA 24 Conference will address strategies and instruments for placing
>the city region on a sustainable basis.
>- How to allocate functions between medium-sized towns and major urban areas
>to avoid decline in less successful areas which are seeing some of their
>functions ebb away to other cities?
>- How to improve the balance of urban systems and identify instruments of
>co-operation taking into account the functional and physical interlinkages
>at different geographical levels?
>- How to mitigate the effects of competition in which cities are engaged to
>minimise the polarisation between successful cities and less successful
>- How to organise urban regions as single systems ñ networks of
>infrastructures, fast transport systems, growth factors - while controlling
>the urban sprawl?
>What are the private sector and the political responses to city development
>and to the future of urban development?
>For more information please contact intainfo@... or consult
>INTA - International Urban Development Association
>Nassau Dillenburgstraat 44
>2596 AE Den Haag
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