24th SCORUS Conference on Regional and Urban Statistics and Research “Understanding Change” (19-21 May, 2004 in Minneapolis, USA)

Session 1 “The organization of urban and regional statistics in various countries (political and administrative background, agencies involved, database management)”

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1 The UK system of regional statistics – history, organization set-up, mission, future plans/ Jagdev Virdee
2 Establishing an urban and regional information system: the Indian experience/ K.E.Vaidyanathan
3 The complex German system of regional statistics – central office, länder, cities/ Klaus Trutzel
4 The EU compatibility and the practice of the Hungarian statistical system/ Zoltan Balogh
5 The availability and organization of urban and regional statistics in the USA/ Wendy Thomas

Session 2 “Measuring and understanding change in social cohesion (what are the relevant indicators?)”

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1 The regional analysis of demographic processes in Ukraine/ Ruslan Motoryn, Tatijana Motoryna, Kateryna Prykhodko, Iryna Motoryna
2 Some aspects of social cohesion in Latvia: The problems of ethnic minorities – a myth or reality?/ Jolanta Supe
3 Measuring and interpreting the change of social cohesion with income and social structure. Case Helsinki region/ Markku Lankinen
4 Explaining and meeting problem patterns of social change on the base of a postulated economic system of nature/ Helmut Maier
5 Social indicators of collective efficacy/ Frank Schweigert

Session 3 “Measuring the dichotomy between urban and rural development”

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1 Regional development and attractiveness/ George Ureche
2 Regional competitiveness: Comparative advantages and unused resources/ Vincenzo Spiezia
3 Structures in inner city and rural economies/ Ken Meter

Session 4 “Measuring and understanding change in economic diversity (clusters, competitiveness, innovation, infrastructure)”

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1 On reasons why Liaoning’s employment growth rate in China has slowed down/ Jiang Ping
2 A framework for measuring tourism innovation/ Serena Volo
3 Measuring long-run socio-economic change in the localities of Britain, 1841-2001/ Humphrey Southall
4 Estimates of hidden tourism to plan local services: the Sicilian case/ A.M. Parroco- F. Vaccina

Session 5 “Territorial structure and standard regional reference systems in various countries”

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1 Problems and potential solutions for the implementation of GIS within the Bulgarian statistical system/ Alexander Kotsev, Stelian Dimitrov
2 Territorial structure and standard regional reference systems in Switzerland/ Rainer Humbel
3 Standard territorial reference system in urban and regional statistics in the USA/ John Adams

Session 6 “Quality assurance in regional and urban statistics (timeliness, accuracy, relevance for users, comparability)”

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1 The suitability of alternative survey-derived small area statistics in international comparisons: findings from the EURAREA project/ Patrick Heady and Martin Ralphs
2 A journey through tourism statistics: accuracy and comparability issues across local, regional and national levels/ Serena Volo
3 Small area statistics in the United States – improving relevance/ Amy West

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1 Standards for Territorial Reference Systems/ Klaus Trutzel

Session 7 “The role of comparable urban and sub-urban statistics for supporting urban policy (to help improve the quality of life)”

 

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1 A set of indicators to measuring and understanding socio-economic changes and dynamics: the experience of the city of Cotonou in Benin Republic/ Félicien Donat Edgar T. Accrombessy
2 Improving social cohesion: the role of the Amsterdam safety index in urban policy/ Joanna van Antwerpen and Jeroen Slot
3 On the lognormal distribution of complete settlement systems: evidence from Catalonia (Spain), 1887 – 1998/ Albert Esteve and Daniel Devolder
4 Developing indicators of neighborhood sustainability – examples from Minneapolis/ Ken Meter

Session 8 “International comparative regional statistics on social cohesion and economic diversity”

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1 European urban statistics/ Berthold Feldmann
2 Comparing first and second largest cities in European countries/ Elsa Fontainha
3 Regional convergence in the European union: does location matter?/ Anca Carrington
4 Monitoring HABITAT agenda and millennium development goals/ Markandey Rai