Territorial Development, Cohesion and Spatial Planning: Knowledge and policy development in an enlarged EU, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Territorial Development, Cohesion and Spatial Planning

Knowledge and policy development in an enlarged EU, 1st Edition

Edited by Neil Adams, Giancarlo Cotella, Richard Nunes


488 pages | 17 B/W Illus.

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This book examines some of the evolving challenges faced by EU regional policy in light of enlargement and to assess some of the approaches and trends in terms of territorial development policy and practice that are emerging out of this process. Focusing on the experiences on Central and Eastern Europe, these chapters reflect on the diversity of approaches to spatial planning and the the politics of policy formation and multi-level governance operations – from local to trans-national agendas.

Promoting increased awareness and understanding of these issues is the main purpose of the book, as well as harnessing the extensive capacity and ‘knowledge’ within these countries that can greatly enrich the discourse within an enlarged ‘epistemic community’ of European spatial planning academics, practitioners and policy-makers. The recently acquired CEE dimension provides a unique opportunity to examine the evolution of existing ‘epistemic communities’ as well as to explore the potential emergence of new ones..

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction 1. Spatial Planning in Europe: The Interplay between Knowledge and Policy in an Enlarged EU Neil Adams, Giancarlo Cotella and Richard Nunes 2. Territorial Knowledge Channels in a Multi-jurisdictional Policy Environment: Toward a Theoretical Framework Neil Adams, Giancarlo Cotella and Richard Nunes Part 1: Territorial Challenges and the Cognitive Bounds of Spatial Planning in the New Europe Editorial Introduction 3. Cohesion and Competitiveness: the Evolving Context for European Territorial Development Mark Tewdwr-Jones 4. European Spatial Planning: Current State and Future Challenges Bas Waterhout 5. Evolving Frameworks for Regional Development and Spatial Planning in the New Regions of the EU Maros Finka 6. The Emergence of ‘Epistemic Communities’ in the New European Landscape: Some Theoretical Implications for Territorial Development and the Spatial Agenda of the EU Karina Pallagst Part 2: Engaging Systems of Multi-Level Governance Editorial Introduction 7. Shifts in Territorial Governance and the Europeanization of Spatial Planning in Central and Eastern Europe Dominic Stead and Vincent Nadin 8. New Planning Jurisdictions, Scant Resources and Local Public Responsibility: Delivering Spatial Planning in Slovenia Naja Marot 9. Institutional Change, Partnership and Regional Networks: Civic Engagement and the Implementation of the Structural Funds in Poland Marcin Dabrowski 10. Cross-border Communities or Cross-Border Proximity? Perspectives from the Austrian-Slovakian Border Region Beatrix Haselsberger and Paul Benneworth Part 3: Addressing Increasing Disparities and Inequalities in the New Regions of Europe Editorial Introduction 11. The Pursuit of Balanced Territorial Development: The Realities and Complexities of the Cohesion Agenda Karel Maier 12.The Rhetoric and Reality of Pursuing Territorial Cohesion in Latvia 586 Laila Kule, Zaiga Krisjane and Maris Berzins 13. Regional Promotion and Competition: an Examination of Approaches to FDI Attraction in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia Pawel Capik 14. Accessibility to Education and its Impact on Regional Development in Poland Konrad Czapiewski and Krzysztof Janc Part 4: Learning from Experiences Beyond the Border Editorial Introdution 15. Interfaces of European Union Internal and External Territorial Governance: The Baltic Sea Region Matti Fritsch 16. Strategic Planning Practices in North-West Russia: European Influences, Challenges and Future Perspectives Natalia Razumeyko Conclusions 17. Territorial Knowledge Channels. Contexts for ‘Situated Learning’ Neil Adams, Giancarlo Cotella, Richard Nunes

About the Editors

Neil Adams is Senior Lecturer at London Southbank University, Department of Urban, Environmental and Leisure Studies. Giancarlo Cotella is a Research Fellow at Politecnico di Torino, Eupolis, Dipartimento Interateneo Territorio (DITER) . Richard Nunes is a Senior Lecturer in Spatial Planning and Governance Department of Planning at Oxford Brookes University.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General