Verena Balz*, Valeria Lingua

*Corresponding author for this work

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The book Shaping Regional Futures: Designing and Visioning in Governance Rescaling discusses the roles of regional designing and visioning in the formation of regional territorial governance. It aims to increase our understanding of (1) how the recognition of spatial dynamics and the imagination of spatial futures inform and are informed by planning frameworks and (2) how such design processes influence cooperation and collaboration on planning in metropolitan regions. The book gathers theoretical reflections on these topics and illustrates them through practical experiences in several European countries. The book appeals to a community of readers with an interest in experimental strategic spatial planning. It is innovative in the way it associates this interest with knowledge from the design field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShaping Regional Futures
Subtitle of host publicationDesigning and Visioning in Governance Rescaling
EditorsValeria Lingua, Verena Balz
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-23573-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-23572-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Governance
  • Regional design
  • Strategic spatial planning
  • Visioning


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