Local development is multi-faceted with practitioners split between the urban and rural domains, while researchers come from different academic disciplines. A community of experts dealing with local development could help harvest lessons learnt and overcome silo mentality.
LDnet and the European Commission are very keen on building bridges between research and practice and on making sure research results are used and benefit practice.
In this short article I take a first step in this direction with an initial overview on the state of play and emerging trends of the work of selected LDnet members and friends, active either in the academic or in the practice fields.
[Click here to read the article on LDnet.eu]