25th SCORUS Conference on Regional and Urban Statistics and Research “Globalization Impact on Regional and Urban Statistics” (30 August-1 September, 2006 in Wroclaw, Poland)

Plenary “50 years of SCORUS”

 

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1 About 50 years (1957 to 2006) urban research within ISI under the title of IAMS, IARUS and SCORUS/ Erhard Hruschka
2 Challenges for urban and regional statistics/ Brian Pink
3 The role of urban and regional statistics in urban and regional decision making/ Asta Manninen
4 The role of urban and regional statistics in the EU/ Berthold Feldmann
5 The retrospect and future of regional and urban statistics in China/ Huang Langhui
6 The role of urban and regional statistics in America/ Wendy Thomas

Session 1 “International cities as poles of economic growth”

 

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1 Measuring competitiveness with the Urban Audit data/ Teodora Brandmuller
2 The city of Bucharest: standing by for takeoff – globally or locally?/ CeaprazLucian
3 Classifying Hungarian sub-regions by their competitiveness/ Péter Kovács, Miklós Lukovics

Session 2 “Measuring the urban labour market impact of globalization and tertiarisation”

 

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1 Growth in industries in the Helsinki region 1996-2006/ Leena Hietaniemi
2 UN Report on state of the world cities/ Markandey Rai
3 Intra-urban polarisation due to tertiarisation of the urban labour market? Evidence from urban regions in Germany/ Uwe Neumann

Session 3 “Geographical analyses: making the most of existing data”

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1 Geographical analyses: making the most of existing data/ Klaus Trutzel
2 Standardised interfaces for geographical analyses: their significance or function for statistical output. Experiences in the Netherlands/ Mathieu Vliegen
3 Territorial change management at Eurostat and its support for comparisons in time in geographical analyses/ Torbioern Carlquist
4 GIS versus SIS? – How to combine the concepts of geographical and statistical information systems/ Andreas Gleich and Klaus Trutzel
5 Services for the population. An analysis on the accessibilty of services in Switzerland/ Peter Glauser

Session 4 “Data Sources for urban and regional statistics”

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1 An usage of data from administrative sources in the urban statistics/ Dominika Felczak, Dorota Stachowiak
2 Polish experiences and possibilities in realisation of the Urban Audit programme/ Andrzej Młodak
3 New indicators to measure economic efficiency, wealth and poverty on basis of Natural Economics/ Helmut Maier
4 Augmenting census and household sample record: A methodological perspective for measuring digital divide at sub-national Level (Mukim)

Session 5 “China”

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Study on driving force of economic growth in Beijing and outlook on prospect of economic growth during 11th five-year plan period/ Wei Guo

2 Exploration and study on metropolis statistical indicator system/ Pan Fan
3 Comparison of urban household consumption between different areas in China/ Zhang Songqing
4 Operational pattern for urban survey in Shanxi province/ Zhai Zhenxin

Session 6 “Regional effects of international migration”

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1 Deprivation and Ethnicity in England: A regional perspective/ Dev Virdee, authors: Jonathan Tinsley, Michael Jacobs
2 An overview of migration to urban areas and its negative impacts – Slums
3 Segregation and integration on neighbourhood, city and regional level/ Jeroen Slot

Session 7 “10 years of SCORUS Berlin Conferences”

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1 50 years of SCORUS and 10 years of the Annual Berlin SCORUS Meetings/ Eckart Elsner

Session 8 “Suessmilch”

 

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1 Statistics, the Divine order and the Wroclaw region. Johann Peter Suessmilch (1707 – 1767)/ Eckart Elsner
2 The neglect of Suessmilch in the English speaking world/ Derek Bond

Session 9 “Measuring inequality at local level (1)”

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1 Neighbourhood statistics and deprivation/ Dev Virdee
2 The effect of taxes and subsidies on the location of economic activity and welfare/ Egle Tafenau
3 Monitoring urban policy in the Netherlands/ Pépin G. Cabo

Session 10 “Functional regions”

 

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1 Larger Urban Zones in the Urban Audit/ Torbioern Carlquist
2 A rural paradise? Spatial inequalities within New Zealand: An urban and rural perspective/ Rosemary Goodyear
3 Operational definition of urban, rural and urban agglomeration for monitoring human settlements/ Markandey Rai
4 Internationally comparable regional statistics/ Marja Tammilehto-Luode

Session 11 “Measuring inequality at local level (2)”

 

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1 The changes of social housing in urban context in Helsinki 1990-2003/ Markku Lankinen
2 Survey and examination of the present status of gender statistics publications prepared by Japanese local(prefectures) governments/ Yoichi Ito
3 Subjective assessment of economic poverty in Poland/ Paweł Ulman

Session 12 “Attractiveness of cities: the cultural perspective”

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1 A methodology for the diagnosis of the existing situation of the cultural industries in the cities/ Rosa Giaimo, Antonio Gucciardo, Stefania Zanna
2 The variety of arts and culture in statistical description – experiences from Helsinki/ Leila Lankinen

Session 13 “The role of international organisations in understanding globalisation and regions”

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1 The role of Eurostat/ Berthold Feldmann
2 The role of the UN in understanding globalization/ Markandey Rai
3 OECD territorial indicators and regions at a glance?/ Vincenzo Spiezia

Session 14  “Regions of the world and countries in transition”

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1 The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and the thrust towards globalization: A survey on Northern Africa partner countries´ integration/ P.Busetta, P. Sicari
2 Regional unemployment and welfare effects of the EU transport policies: recent results from an applied general equilibrium model/ Artem Korzhenevych, Johannes Broecker
3 Self-evaluation of local governments in Latvia/ Edvins Vanags, Ilmars Vanags

Plenary: Closing Session

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1 Challenges for Developing Urban Statistics and Research