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The role of urban areas in regional development

European and Nordic perspectives: Proceedings of the Nordic Working Group on Cities and Regions. Nordregio Working Paper 2006:4

This working paper is the outcome of a Nordic working group established by NÄRP (Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Regional Policy) in 2005. The task was to look into the various urban and regional development strategies currently utilised in the Nordic countries. Important aspects were related to systems, structures, and the physical and functional aspects of city development in a regional development context, based on threes city levels; major, medium-sized and small cities/regional centres.