This title was first published in 2000: Providing a review and assessment of a number of the major features evident in regional planning and development in Europe, this volume contains a series of regional case studies, drawn from current research in various European countries. These illustrate a broad range of theoretical views, which offer perspectives on the operation of the EU Structural Funds and regional restructuring, development and key concerns evident in spatial planning an environmental management and lessons from past experience. The editors collate views to arrive at challenging conclusions and suggestions for future policy priorities.
’…fourteen commendably short papers including one or two serious additions to knowledge, and an instructive and insightful summary that guides one quickly towards these highlights…this volume is a valuable contribution to the literature.’ Australasian Journal of Regional Studies ’…the diverse chapters are highly valuable as individual accounts of some essential issues related to regional development in Europe…the book is useful for understanding the variety of important issues in European regional planning and development…’ Urban Studies ’This is a timely book…The experience of its contributors makes the book a source of valuable ideas and information for anyone concerned with the evolution of European spatial planning and development.’ Planning Theory & Practice
Contents: Introduction; Themes and Content: Regional planning and development in Europe: an introduction Peter Roberts, Dave Shaw and Jim Walsh. The Operations of the Structural Funds and Regional Restructuring: Approaches and Experiences: The regional impact of the community’s agricultural policy: the case of Greece, Dimitri Economou; The role of local development policies, Ivan Turok Regional convergence in Italy and Spain: a comparative perspective, Marinella Terrasi; Enhancing the environmental component of structural fund regional programmes: the case of the East of Scotland, Tony Jackson and Peter Roberts; Dynamic regional development in the EU periphery: Ireland in the 1990s, James Walsh. Spatial Planning, Environmental Management and Regional Development: Strategic European spatial planning - power, knowledge and rationality in policy evaluation, Gordon Dabinett and Tim Richardson; The development planning process in six English regions, Mark Baker; Co-regional planning in Europe: an idea put into practice, Wilhelm Benfer; The local not the global? regulating local environmental policy making regimes, David Gibbs and Andrew Jonas; Towards a multisectorial process for environmental protection and sustainable development in rural Europe, Heinrich Seul and Christine Wellensiek. Evaluations of Past Experience and a View Forward: Towards coherence in European spatial planning?, Dave Shaw and Vince Nadin; Non grant instruments and the structural funds: the new alchemy?, Peter Ramsden; European Union regional programmes - lessons from practice and a review of future options, Peter Roberts.
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