The Re-creation of the European City: Governance, Territory, and Polycentricity

The Re-creation of the European City: Governance, Territory, and Polycentricity

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The Re-creation of the European City: Governance, Territory, and Polycentricity by Rob Atkinson

Re-creation of the European City investigates the position of regions and cities both within Europe, and in a global context. It addresses the challenges that cities and city regions currently encounter: reconciling economic growth, dynamism, and creativity while at the same time countering segregation and social and spatial exclusion. The volume reflects an emerging consensus that spatial and urban planning and development are increasingly interwoven. The effect of spatial and urban planning on economic development and its impact on territorial and social cohesion are current concerns.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789085940227
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 01/15/2009
Edition description: None
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

European debates on spatial and urban development and planning Rob Atkinson Cristiana Rossignolo 7

Part I

The "European City" in the European Union Renate Reiter 17

Urban policy and the objective of territorial cohesion in Europe Loris Antonio Servillo 39

The polycentric 'vocation' of European territories Cristiana Rossignolo Alessia Toldo 65

Policies and practices in the south of Italy Nunzia Borrelli 91

Part II

Re-thinking the varsity state in Scotland's city-regions Deborah Peel 115

Urban sprawl and planning policy in Europe Jacob Norvig Larsen 139

Mapping the cities of the Randstad Holland Henk Engel Francois Claessens 161

National planning systems and the emergence of city-region planning in England and France Stuart Farthing 177

City-regions as territorial pacts and institutional 'concertation' in a devolved Scotland Greg Lloyd 199

Trends in interactions between cities and surroundings Thomas Alexander Sick Nielsen Henrik Harder 217

The battle between retailers and planners Waldemar Wilk 239

Conclusions

Urban and spatial planning in Europe Rob Atkinson Cristiana Rossignolo 257

Contributors 267

Index 271

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