Benchmarking Cross-Border City-Regions: Basque and Øresund Comparative Territorial Connection

REGIONS, 2015 Issue 1

7 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2015 Last revised: 9 Apr 2015

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Igor Calzada

University of Oxford, Future of Cities Programme & Urban Transformations ESRC portfolio, COMPAS; European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC), Centre for Advanced Studies

Date Written: March 25, 2015

Abstract

This article compares from the social innovation multidisciplinary scope, two contrarily complementary European cross-border city-region case studies by applying the 5-System City-Region analytical framework presented sequentially, at the RSA 2013 Winter Conference in London (Calzada, 2013) and RSA 2014 European Conference in Izmir (Calzada, 2014). On the one hand, the case of the Basque Country (OECD, 2013) nationalistic city-region (Calzada, 2011) in between Spain and France nation-states reflects surprisingly low cross border territorial development strategic synergies. On the other hand, in contrast, the case of the Oresund non-nationalistic city-region (OECD, 2003) shows a highly cooperative and fluent cross-border dynamic that started in 2000.

Keywords: oresund, basque, benchmarking, social innovation, city-regions, cross-border, bordering

Suggested Citation

Calzada, Igor, Benchmarking Cross-Border City-Regions: Basque and Øresund Comparative Territorial Connection (March 25, 2015). REGIONS, 2015 Issue 1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2551592

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