Dutch experiences of policy mobility in urban planning

Dominic Stead, Dorina Pojani

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    This chapter examines the nature and type of urban planning tools sought by policy officials, consultants and academics who look to the Netherlands for inspiration, and the lessons that they have drawn from the Netherlands. It reveals that, although many foreign “policy tourists” are impressed and inspired by Dutch planning achievements, policy transfer efforts based on Dutch examples of planning do not often result in concrete actions or hard outcomes abroad. Contextual differences (e.g. cultural and social norms, language, planning legislation and financial resources available to planning) limit the extent to which Dutch planning approaches can be employed elsewhere.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationKnowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions
    Subtitle of host publicationFrom Research to Practice
    EditorsNicola F. Dotti
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
    ISBN (Electronic)9781786433640
    ISBN (Print)9781786433633
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    NameNew Horizons in Regional Science series


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