Cities and Green Growth: The Case of the Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Area [E-Book] / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2013
76 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
englisch
10.1787/5k49dv6c5xmv-en
OECD Regional Development Working Papers ; 2013/06
Urban, Rural and Regional Development
Environment
United States
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This working paper assesses opportunities and policies for green growth in the Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Area. It first examines the Chicago metro-region's economic and environmental performance and potential constraints to regional growth, and identifies emerging regional specialisations in green products and services. This is followed by a review of sector-specific policies that can contribute to green jobs, green firms and urban attractiveness, with particular attention to energy-efficient buildings, the wind energy industry, public transportation, and the water and waste sectors. Finally, the working paper considers the role of workforce, innovation and governance policies, focusing on skill shortages and skill mismatches in the regional labour market, ways to make the most of the region's innovation assets, and opportunities for regional institutional co-ordination.