Urban and Regional Development Policy
Expert Input for Postulat Brand
We currently work on ideas related to regional development policies in rural and moutain regions. We submitted an input paper to the seco, which is in charge of working on the so-called Postulat Brand. The Postulat requires the Federal Council to develop a report about the medium to long-term development potentials of Swiss mountain regions. In our paper, we discuss ideas for territorially differentiated regional development policies.
Governance in Regional Development: Features and Functions Using the Examples of the Regional Nature Parks and Their Implementation in the New Regional Policy
|Governance in Regional Development: Features and Functions Using the Examples of the Regional Nature Parks and Their Implementation in the New Regional Policy|
|Project Timeline||October 2014-September 2017|
|Funding||Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)|
This research project characterizes the features of regional governance regimes in Switzerland and evaluates the regime`s functionalities using the examples of nature parks and the New Regional Policy.
Strategies and recommendations to improve the functionality and performance of regional governance regimes are developed.
Federal Strategy For Mountain Areas and Rural Regions in Switzerland (Expert Mandate)
|Federal Strategy For Mountain Areas and Rural Regions in Switzerland (Expert Mandate)|
|Project Timeline||January 2013-April 2014|
|Funding||State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO|
|Description||Based on the so-called Motion Maissen the Swiss Federal Council was assigned to develop a coherent strategy for the development of Swiss mountain and rural regions. We developed several input papers and a final report.|
AGORA Projekt InnoFutures
|AGORA Projekt InnoFutures|
|Project Timeline||March 2014 - February 2016|
|Funding||Swiss Naitonal Science Foundation|
|Description||In a global economy affected by the financial crisis, increasingly interconnected activities and by growing concerns for sustainable development, established models of economic and territorial development are profoundly called into question. This implies not just transposing existing theories and policy practices to new topical fields of action. It fundamentally calls for a new conception of policy intervention and territorial governance. INNO-Futures is a project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and which was launched at the universities of Neuchâtel and Bern to promote interactive reflections between policy makers and scholars.|
State Science and Technology Policy Strategies in the United States
|State Science and Technology Policy Strategies in the United States|
|Funding||National Governors Association & Pew Center on the States|
|Description||For this project we examined science and technology strategies in the United States at the state level and developed recommendations for governors.|