Regional Development and Spatial Planning in an Enlarged European Union

Regional Development and Spatial Planning in an Enlarged European Union

by Neil Adams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0754647145

ISBN-13: 9780754647140

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The expansion of the European Union in 2004 has had significant consequences for both existing and new members of the Union. New member states are assimilating into a new institutional and policy framework, while the changing geography of Europe provides a different context for policy development in pre-2004 member states. One of the more important fields in which

Overview

The expansion of the European Union in 2004 has had significant consequences for both existing and new members of the Union. New member states are assimilating into a new institutional and policy framework, while the changing geography of Europe provides a different context for policy development in pre-2004 member states. One of the more important fields in which these changes are impacting is regional development. The admission of the new countries changes patterns of economic and social disparities across the territory of the European Union, which in turn demands that existing approaches to regional development are reconsidered. An approach which has proved to be one of the most innovative is spatial planning. This book brings together a team of academics and policy makers from across the new Europe involved in regional development and spatial planning. Providing insights into different approaches, it offers a valuable opportunity to compare experiences across European borders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754647140
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Urban and Regional Planning and Development Series
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword; Part I New Approaches to Regional Development and Spatial Planning: Introduction: regional development and spatial planning in an enlarged European Union, Neil Adams, Jeremy Alden and Neil Harris; Regional Development and Spatial Planning, Jeremy Alden. Part II The Evolving European Union Context for Regional Development and Spatial Planning: The Europeanization of spatial planning, Klaus Kunzmann; Spatial planning in the economic core of Europe: the transition from land-use planning to spatial structure planning in Flanders, Joris Scheers. Part III Regional Development and Spatial Planning in the Celtic Periphery: Increasing and spreading prosperity: regional development, spatial planning and the enduring 'prosperity gap' in Wales, Neil Harris; Quality and connectivity: the continuing tradition of strategic spatial planning in Scotland, Graeme Purves; Balanced regional development and the National Spatial Strategy: addressing the challenges of economic growth and spatial change in Ireland, Finian Matthews and Jeremy Alden. Part IV Regional Development and Spatial Planning in the Baltics: National spatial strategies in the Baltic States, Neil Adams; Barriers to regional development in the new Member States: the Latvian experience, Anders Paalzow; Towards balanced development in Latvia: the experience of the Latgale region, Neil Adams, Sandra Ezmale and Anders Paalzow; The response to regional disparities in Lithuania, Gaile Dagiliene. Part V Key Challenges for the Future: Sustainable development: reality or myth?, Lowie Steenwegen; Reviewing experience of regional development and spatial planning in Europe, Neil Adams, Jeremy Alden and Neil Harris; Index.

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