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  Metropolitan area information - Search.com
A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs.
A metropolitan area usually combines an agglomeration (the contiguous built-up area) with peripheral zones not themselves necessarily urban in character, but closely bound to the centre by employment or commerce; these zones are also sometimes known as a commuter belt, and may extend well beyond the urban periphery depending on the definition used.
The term metropolitan area is sometimes abbreviated to 'metro', for example in Metro Manila and Washington, DC Metro Area, and in that case should not be mistaken to mean the metro rail system of the city.
www.search.com /reference/Metropolitan_area   (853 words)

  Metropolitan area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs.
A metropolitan area usually combines an agglomeration (the contiguous built-up area) with peripheral zones not themselves necessarily urban in character, but closely bound to the centre by employment or commerce; these zones are also sometimes known as a commuter belt, and may extend well beyond the urban periphery depending on the definition used.
The term metropolitan area is sometimes abbreviated to 'metro', for example in Metro Manila and Washington, DC Metro Area, and in that case should not be mistaken to mean the metro rail system of the city.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Metropolitan_area   (723 words)

 Metropolis unbound or unbundled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Stimulated by radical proposals for metropolitan governance reform in the Frankfurt region, and facilitated by the cooperative atmosphere which emerged during the visioning process, the three administrative heads of the city, the county and the Kommunalverband proposed a merger of the county and the metropolitan association in 1997.
The Rat der Region is dominated by mayors and county supervisors in the Rhine-Main agglomeration.
This larger metropolitan area was defined by the chambers of commerce in 1991 as the Rhine-Main metropolitan region and is the scale of reference for all economic actors in the region.
www.uni-konstanz.de /FuF/Verwiss/Seibel/Blatter/uppsala   (12939 words)

 The Network of German Metropolitan Regions
In 2005 after German ministerial conference responible for regional planning revisited the concept of Metropolitan Regions and enlarged their number to eleven the Network respnded by increasing its memership to all of the Metropolitan Regions in Germany.
The most important tasks of the metropolitan regions are connected with supralocal planning, provision of infrastructure and regional promotion of economic development.
Metropolitan regions must co-operate more closely both at national and international level in order to enhance their efficiency and advance their common interests.
www.deutsche-metropolregionen.org /html_e/start.html   (233 words)

 Germany - Wikitravel
Germany [1] (http://www.germany-tourism.de/) (Deutschland in German) is a country in Central Europe and a founding member of the European Union.
While relatively small by world standards, Germany's attractions tend to be bigger than in the surrounding European neighbour countries, which is no surprise as Germany is the biggest country in Central Europe, runs Europe’s biggest economy, and has the largest population on the continent (excluding Russia).
Germany is part of the European Union and the Eurozone; as such it replaced German marks with the euro (symbol: €) in the year 2002.
wikitravel.org /en/Germany   (10776 words)

 Capitales Fatales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
During the 1970s and 1980s, various regional economic and social policies were deployed in the Ruhr region, which was in the midst of a particularly devastating round of deindustrialization and socioeconomic restructuring due to the "technological lock-in" of its traditional manufacturing sectors.
In other words, the regional policies deployed during the 1970s and early 1980s in the older industrial cities were oriented, first and foremost, towards the problem of managing the social consequences of economic restructuring (for instance, unemployment and sociospatial polarization) rather than towards the problem of constructing the socio-territorial preconditions for renewed economic growth.
The regionalization of the Standort debate in contemporary Germany therefore appears to transpose one of the core contradictions of neoliberalism from the national scale onto the subnational scales of the Länder and the municipalities.
jsis.artsci.washington.edu /programs/europe/wendep/BrennerLong.htm   (12946 words)

 EU Book
The capital of the region is Chemnitz, formerly Karl Marx Stadt, with a population of 265,000.
The partnership between the region and Ohio is seen as contributing to the regeneration of its economy.
A further barrier to regional economic development is the predisposition of capital investors to view development in terms of 'physical capital' and play down the importance of 'human capital'.
www.neotec.org /eubook.htm   (2786 words)

 The Germany That No Longer Works by Richard Fisher - The Globalist > > Global Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Germany’s standing in the global economy is eroding and it is in danger of becoming obsolete as an economic actor.
And the decline of Germany’s economy and Germany’s role in the world is all but inevitable unless dramatic reforms are taken soon.
For a while, the impressive accomplishment of the Wirtschaftswunder propelled Germany from the devastation of World War II to become the standard of the industrial age.
www.theglobalist.com /DBWeb/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=4000   (1378 words)

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Cities, city regions and metropolitan regions are Europe’s strategic platforms in global competition.
All eleven metropolitan regions in Germany, in collaboration with the Intergroup „urban housing“ of the
Germany’s metropolitan regions have a special interest in exchanging thoughts and arguments with
www.errin-brussels.org /contents/A00/A00_details.php?eventId=1781   (192 words)

 Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Germany cuts across three of Europe´s major east-west trending regions: The alps in the south, Central Uplands in the center part, and in the north are the Central Lowlands.
In Germany research can be divided into three levels: applied (development and extension services), aiming at application (research, development, and teaching), and basic (research and teaching).
Research is directed towards improving yield and quality of produce, towards reduction in input of labor, towards optimization of input of pesticides and fertilizers, and towards reducing their impact on the environment.
www.hridir.org /countries/germany   (463 words)

 2nd SAUL Symposium on regional governance in Luxembourg
In his introduction, the Minister of Interior from Luxembourg, Michel Wolter, emphasized the benefits of transnational cooperation and the importance of the new urban landscape concept for the South region in Luxembourg.
His speech was followed by Jaap J. Modder, chairman of the Regional Board — City Region Arnhem-Nijmegen, Netherlands, giving a problem-orientated overview on their experience with regional spatial planning and discussed the need for a balance between formal and informal governance.
The afternoon was dedicated to workshops dealing with the role of formal and informal stakeholders / processes, a more efficient coordination of sectoral policies on a regional level, the role and cooperation of local authorities and the involvement of regional stakeholders and inhabitants.
www.nweurope.org /page/document.php?p=142   (247 words)

 How To Germany - Wine Regions
Most of the regions are concentrated within an hour or two of the Greater Frankfurt metropolitan area, close to Cologne, Heidelberg and Stuttgart, as well as Würzburg.
This area on the west bank of the Rhine, between Mainz and Worms, is Germany's largest wine region in area and is second only to the Pfalz in the amount of wine it produces.
This region, along the banks of a tributary that joins the Rhine at Remagen, is one of the least known wine areas.
www.howtogermany.com /pages/wine.html   (1427 words)

 Getting Around Germany -- The Autobahn
The reunification of Germany in 1990, however, put those plans on hold as the federal government focused on absorbing and upgrading the Autobahns it inherited from East Germany.
When Germany was reunified in 1989, the Autobahns of East Germany were in virtually the same condition as they were in 1945, exhibiting the aforementioned qualities as well as inadequate signing, infrequent (and often non-functional) emergency telephones located in the center median, and service areas consisting of a dilapidated roadhouse next to a wayside.
The Autobahn carries about a third of all Germany's traffic, but injury accidents on the Autobahn account for only 6% of such accidents nationwide and less than 12% of all traffic fatalities were the result of Autobahn crashes (2004).
gettingaroundgermany.home.att.net /autobahn.htm   (4612 words)

 Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog » Regions
Henry is then said, with the aid of a team of Indian assistants, to have developed a system of classification under which 1,024 primary positions were identified, which when considered along with secondary and tertiary subdivisions, made fingerprinting a fool-proof form of fixing identity.
Indeed, metropolitan Taipei has a population of 6 million, whereas Kaohsiung is a city of 1.5 million people.
Germany currently has no troops operating in Iraq, and Osthoff is the first German national attacked in this way.
savageminds.org /category/regions   (3933 words)

 1800-Countries.com - Travel Articles - Visiting Germany
In the middle of the Brandenburg region, the city of Berlin occupies the flatlands on the banks of the Havel and Spree rivers and is criss-crossed with numerous canals.
Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, one of the 16 states of the federation, is the second largest city in Germany with its 1.7 million inhabitants.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, in northeastern Germany, has the longest coastline in the country and the Baltic Coast is often overlooked by many visitors.
1800-countries.com /content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=9&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0   (621 words)

 Stereotyping Germany by Thomas Matussek - The Globalist > > Global Culture
There is a growing debate inside Germany over the question of whether Germany’s image abroad needs a face-lift.
A recent opinion poll found that, in the group of 16-24 year olds in Germany, 64% knew about Britain from their own experience.
In Germany, we have a long, long waiting list of schools that would like to establish school links with counterparts in Britain.
www.theglobalist.com /DBWeb/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=3315   (1330 words)

 LUHNA Chapter 3: Assessing the Impact of Urban Sprawl on Soil Resources in the United States Using Nighttime "City ...
An increasing number of regional populations may be at risk of food shortages in the future as a result of sociopolitical and economic instability (e.g., war, economic depression, social upheaval, etc.) with their consequent effects on global food supplies.
One approach uses nighttime satellite data sets as a means of detecting and mapping urban land use and merging those data sets with soils maps to estimate the potential impact of urbanization on basic soil resources.
Many countries are all depending upon the surplus production of the United States and other productive regions of the world to help carry their growing populations through the next 50 years.
biology.usgs.gov /luhna/chap3.html   (5370 words)

 RISU / Orthodox Schism “Most Sensitive” Problem, Says Ukrainian President:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Metropolitan Mefodii (Kudriakov), head of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC), on 14 February 2006 began a visit to the United States.
The metropolitan was invited by Metropolitan Mykhayil (Javchak-Champion), UAOC archbishop of New York, and the faithful of the UAOC in the USA.
The aim of the picket was to draw the attention of society to the necessary return of church property to the faithful.
www.risu.org.ua /eng?l=ua   (1916 words)

 Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
If you're interested in general descriptions of country, regions and towns, along with some history and other tidbits, there are some links at the bottom of the page which will take you to good sites about all of Germany.
Stuttgart is in the region of Swabia, therefore I am a Swabian.
Also, because of its location in the center of Southern Germany, the city is an ideal base for excursions to other countries like Switzerland, Austria and France, all of which are within 2-3 hours driving distance.
www.angelfire.com /vt/tiergarten/Page8.html   (2666 words)

 Finnbarents : Ulapland.fi/In English/Units/Finnbarents/Project funding/Cross Border Cooperation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The responsibility to initiate cooperation among bordering regions based on a genuine partnership lies mainly with the regions themselves.
The Project is led by Ministry of Labour and Construction of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany) and covers the coastal, as well as offshore, areas all over the Baltic Sea (especially in Denmark, Germany, Finland, Poland, Sweden, Latvia, and Estonia).
Continued co-operation in the framework of the regional and sub-regional bodies to develop the local and regional administration in the neighbouring Northwest region of Russia.
www.finnbarents.org /?deptid=14573   (983 words)

 IfL: Urban and metropolitan regions » Suburbanization in Germany – Current trends (book project)
The new forms of suburbanization, their causes and the actors involved, as well as new concepts and forms of co-operation in urban regions are an expression of the changing image of suburbia.
The book is the first systematic and comprehensive discussion of the issue of suburbanization in Germany since the 1970s.
It is concerned with current suburbanization trends in East and West Germany: from a theoretical point of view, with regard to specific aspects, using examples from selected urban reigons and from a prognostic and action-oriented perspective.
www.ifl-leipzig.com /412.0.html?&L=1   (467 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Metropolitan Innovation Systems: Theory and Evidence from Three Metropolitan Regions in Europe (Advances ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
This book makes an attempt to provide evidence of the innovation processes across metropolitan regions studies based on the use of a common more rigid methodology.
The comparison is based on three metropolitan regions situated in the South Western, South Eastern and Northern periphery of the European Union: the metropolitan regions of Barcelona, Vienna and Stockholm.
These regions are sufficiently different in terms of history, culture and economy.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/3540419675   (542 words)

 PARAMETERS, US Army War College Quarterly - Spring 1996
He proposes adjustments in procurement, organization structures, equipment, and training to prepare for operations in metropolitan regions.
Christian E. Millotat looks at strategic opportunities that have followed the unification of Germany, the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, and the rediscovery of maneuver space as an operational factor.
He underscores the need to overcome constraints that were inherent in Cold War operational planning and exercises, and he identifies a way ahead as the new NATO strategy revitalizes the operational art.
carlisle-www.army.mil /USAWC/PARAMETERS/96spring/fred.htm   (763 words)

 History of Hamburgers, Hamburg Steak, Meat Choppers
In the late eighteenth century, the largest ports in Europe were in Germany.
The Germans simply flavored shredded low-grade beef with regional spices, and both cooked and raw it became a standard meal among the poorer classes.
Whereas, scurrilous rumors have credited Athens, Texas, as the birthplace of the hamburger, claiming for that region south of the Red River commonly known as Baja Oklahoma a fame and renown which are hardly its due; and
whatscookingamerica.net /History/HamburgerHistory.htm   (4478 words)

 Study Abroad Programs in Germany
LEXIA in Berlin: Once epitomizing the historical divisions of Germany and Europe, Berlin has emerged again as a principal world-capital, a microcosm of the New Europe and the pivotal country in the middle of a continent struggling toward economic and political unity.
And as all regions of the world become more interdependent, it is increasingly apparent that the truly educated person is one who has had first hand acquaintance with other cultures, both as preparation for responsible citizenship and, in a more practical way, as a basis for a career.
Field research is conducted in Germany, Poland and the Netherlands, followed by a period of independent research in London.
www.studyabroad.com /SimpleHTML/Germany.html   (8516 words)

 eQuinoxe-Germany The éQuinoxe - Screenwriters' Workshops
The independent association éQuinoxe Germany was founded in Berlin in spring 2001.
It is the aim of the éQuinoxe Germany Salons to reinforce the effect of the éQuinoxe programme for the participants and to establish a deeper conscience for the necessity of script development in the film industry.
In 2001, éQuinoxe Germany was founded by initiator Ellen Winn Wendl as the correspondent office of the French Association éQuinoxe, with the intent to create a stronger link between the German film industry and the éQuinoxe programme.
www.equinoxegermany.org   (3377 words)

 News & Events - Press Releases
One of three fixed-wireless carriers that use the WALKair BWA system in Germany, ArcTel is a joint venture of Mannesmann Arcor AG, the fixed-line telecommunications subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc., and Teligent, Inc., a global leader in broadband communications.
ArcTel was recently awarded additional regional spectrum licenses to provide, broadband data and voice services to customers in Germany.
These license awards cover five of the largest metropolitan regions in Germany, including Berlin and Frankfurt.
www.alvarion.com /presscenter/pressreleases/3378   (676 words)

 Net Library 2002
Sotarauta, M. Leadership, Power and Influence in Regional Development: A Tentative Typology of Leaders and their Ways of Influencing.
Sotarauta, M. and Hukkinen, J. and Bruun, H. and Linnamaa, R. Observations and Policy Recommendations: Nordic Regional Development Policy in Search of New Modes of Action.
Sotarauta, M. and Viljamaa, K. Leadership and Management in the Development of Regional Innovation Environments.
www.sjoki.uta.fi /sente/netlibrary/netlibrary2002_en.php   (259 words)

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