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Community-Building: Seizing the Opportunity

by Neil Bradford

In Community-Building: Seizing the Opportunity, Bradford describes the apparent paradox of the importance of "place" in an era of instant mobile technologies that might be expected to make location irrelevant. But key ingredients of the global economy converge in cities – people, investment, ideas, policy and security. The quality of a country's urban environments determine its appeal to the crucial productive factors of the knowledge economy, and hence its global competitive success.

Release Date: 1 May 2004
Number of pages: 23
Document number: 28567

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