Ricard Calvo Palomares

Some thoughts about the model of local development: Proposal of a decalogue of future challenges

The eighties saw the emergence of a new conception of economic and social development in Spain. The locally appeared as a new tool for action and improvement over the territory. More than twenty years of operating the same, this note reflects on the evolution and current configuration of this phenomenon materialized in figure-Agent or the Local Development Agency (LDA). To do so, and since most prominent data obtained in an investigation conducted in the Valencia region of La Ribera Alta, proposes a decalogue of key issues or challenges for the future model of local development.

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