Making sense of the 'Territorial agenda of the European Union'

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    European planning has gone through a number of metamorphoses from the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) to an, albeit tentative, policy to achieve territorial cohesion. The first section discusses these developments taking place since the turn of the century. The second section focuses on the renewed member state initiative to produce an `evidence-based¿ document, `The Territorial State and Perspectives of the European Union¿, leading to the `Territorial Agenda of the European Union¿ presented in May 2007 under the German Presidency. The third section discusses the substantive policies as proposed in the Territorial Agenda. The forth section focuses on institutional developments, including the acceptance on part of the member states of the need for EU territorial cohesion policy, and with it of the Commission taking important initiatives. The conclusions seek to make sense of these developments in the evolving context European integration.
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    Title of host publicationPlanning for the risk society: Dealing with uncertainty, challenging the future
    EditorsFD Moccia, L Lieto, L de Leo, GGE Coppola
    Place of PublicationNapels
    Number of pages13
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventXXI AESOP conference 2007 - Napels
    Duration: 11 Jul 200715 Jul 2007

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    ConferenceXXI AESOP conference 2007


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