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Territorial Planning in Europe : New concepts, New experiences

Abstract : European metropolises are facing numerous challenges : the influence of globalisation on the local economy, the rising share of service-based activities, the development of new information and communication technologies, an increase in mobility, the fragmentation of urban space and the persistence of social and spatial segregation. In order to face such changes, new modes of governance have to be developed. These should be able to question the division of roles between the various tiers of territorial government and pool private as well as public sector resources. Many researchers have attempted at identifying the characteristics of the new types of planning that emerged in the 1990s. By drawing from the theories of communicative action (Jurgen Habermans) and of structuration (Anthony Giddens), they defined planning as an interaction process and insisted on the collaboration and cooperation that this particular type of governance activity implies. Their works give more weight to processes than to contents. By suggesting a new concept, that of territorial planning, this paper examines new practices aiming at jointly dealing with issues related to the environment, to mobility, to the urban regeneration and social cohesion, within a new approach of planning.
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Gilles Novarina, Marcus Zepf. Territorial Planning in Europe : New concepts, New experiences. DISP, The Planning Review, 2009, pp 18-27. ⟨halshs-00653179⟩



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