Shaping Regional Futures: Designing and Visioning in Governance Rescaling

Valeria Lingua (Editor), Verena Balz (Editor)

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    This book discusses the role of regional design and visioning in the formation of regional territorial governance to offer a better understanding of (1) how a recognition of spatial dynamics and the visualization of spatial futures informs, and is informed by, planning frameworks and (2) how such design processes inform co-operation and collaboration on planning in metropolitan regions. It gathers theoretical reflections on these topics, and illustrates them by means of practical experiences in several European countries. Innovatively associating ideas with knowledge, it appeals to anyone with an interest in planning experiments in a post-regulative era. It aims at an increased understanding of how practices, engaged with the imagination of possible futures, support the creation of institutional capacity for strategic spatial planning at regional scales.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
    Number of pages263
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-23573-4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-030-23572-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2020


    • European Regional Planning
    • Governance Rescaling
    • Regional Design
    • Rescaling and Regional Governance
    • Spatial Planning
    • Strategic Regional Planning
    • Visioning Spatial Development
    • Visioning Spatial Organization

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