1st Edition

Regional Policy and Planning in Europe

    300 Pages
    by Routledge

    300 Pages
    by Routledge

    Regional Policy and Planning in Europe explores the ways regional policy and planning systems across Europe have been influenced by:
    * economic and monetary union
    * the impending enlargement of the European Union
    * the devolution of administrative power from central government to regional authorities
    * the increased importance of environmental and urban issues.
    Presenting a comprehensive overview of the economic basis of integration, this book examines the evolution of various systems of government, planning and forms of devolution.

    1. Introduction 2. The economic basis of integration 3. Introduction to government and planning systems 4. Unitary states with centralised planning powers 5. Unitary states with planning powers substantially devolved to the municipalities 6. Unitary states with planning powers devolving to the regions 7. Unitary states with planning power substantially devolved to the regions 8. Federal states with planning power largely vested in the regions 9. Transition states of East Central Europe 10. Infrastructure, the environment and regional development 11. Urban areas 12. Conclusion


    Paul Balchin, Ludek Sykora, Gregory Bull