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METREX Stockholm Spring Conference

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Looking forward for 3 days of serious debates on "Planning for social cohesion and Implementing EU strategies and programmes."  at METREX Stockholm Spring Conference

http://www.eurometrex.org/ENT1/EN/Meetings/meetings.php?SubCat1=Stockholm_2017



Planning for compact urban forms: local growth-management approaches and their evolution over time

Abstract Urban growth is a key issue for spatial planning as it influences urban patterns and disrupts open landscapes. To effectively steer urban growth towards compact urban forms, many growth-management policies have been developed over recent decades. However, few studies have assessed how municipal policy mixes have evolved over time. In our representative Swiss-wide survey, we evaluated the prevalence and the time of introduction of 18 policies. Our results indicate that large municipalities use a broad range of reinforcing policies over decades. In contrast, small municipalities mostly rely on conventional land-use regulations. The lack of innovative, incentive-based policies casts doubt on small municipalities' ability to effectively manage urban growth. However, our analyses reveal recent efforts by small municipalities to diversify approaches to growth management and adopt innovative policies. These efforts should be supported by guiding small municipalities in their poli…

Planning for compact urban forms: local growth-management approaches and their evolution over time

Planning for compact urban forms: local growth-management approaches and their evolution over time: (2017). Planning for compact urban forms: local growth-management approaches and their evolution over time. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1080/09640568.2017.1318749

Refining a Conceptual and Operational Framework for Analysing Territorial Governance in Processes of Strategic Spatial Planning at the Urban Regional Level

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Short research period at Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University on:  Refining a Conceptual and Operational Framework for Analysing Territorial Governance in Processes of Strategic Spatial Planning at the Urban Regional Level The purpose of this visit to the Department of Human Geography at Stockholm University hosted by Professor Peter Schmitt, is to refine a conceptual and operational framework for analysing territorial governance in the context of strategic spatial plan-making and plan-implementation processes at the urban regional level. This visit comes in the context of the CONCUR project, From Plans to Land Change: How Strategic Spatial Planning Contributes to the Development of Urban Regions, coordinated by Dr Anna Hersperger (Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL) and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). This international visit, while brief, is intended to (i) refine the visiting fellow’s proposed framework for analysing territorial governance, wi…

CONCUR WSL will be attending

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CONCUR WSL - "How strategic spatial planning contributes to the development of urban regions" project will be attending: The Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas spring conference, 31 May–2 June 2017, Stockholm County Council http://www.eurometrex.org/Docs/Meetings/stockholm_2017/METREX-Stockholm-Conference-2017-Programme-170410.pdf & Nordic Geographers Meeting, June 18th–21st 2017, Stockholm University http://www.humangeo.su.se/english/ngm-2017 -- CONCUR project dedicated webpage http://www.wsl.ch/fe/landschaftsdynamik/projekte/CONCUR/index_EN

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Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS).

RSRS is the flagship open access journal from the Regional Studies Association, focusing on regional issues in geography, economics, planning, and political science. Find out more.

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Basque Country cluster policy: the road of 25 years

This paper addresses how cluster policy, particularly its management part, contributes to the processes of switching path dependency and escaping lock-ins in the old industrial regions. This is based on the case study of the Basque Country in a timeline of 25 years. Analysing the development of the Basque cluster policy on both a period and a stage-by-stage basis gives a practical understanding of the intervention framework for effective cluster policy management. Moreover, it rediscovers and stresses the importance of agile policy capacity to internal knowledge creation, constant learning and adaptation stimulating processes of path creation in old industrial regions by providing new ways of thinking about cluster policy interventions.

http://rsa.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21681376.2017.1322528

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This island position: An interview with Janice Morphet

Janice Morphet, who will speak at the RTPI Planning Convention on 21 June, tells Simon Wicks how the UK seems to be a nation out of tune with Europe, the times and itself.
Words:Simon Wicks

http://www.theplanner.co.uk/features/this-island-position-an-interview-with-janice-morphet

2017 AESOP PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING - Applications open

Educating Planners in a Post-truth World Applications are open
AIM OF THE PRIZE
Teaching in the broad field of planning is one of the main activities of AESOP Member Schools. Thus, in 2002, AESOP introduced a prize (http://www.aesop-planning.eu/en_GB/excellence-in-teaching) which recognizes and encourages Excellence in Teaching. Through this award, AESOP celebrates and disseminates innovative practices in teaching in its Member Schools. The broad aim of the Prize is to stimulate the development of planning courses or groups of courses in order to better prepare students for their forthcoming practice, to further educate practitioners, and to promote the development of a critical perspective. The specific purpose of the prize is to promote and encourage planning schools to apply new pedagogy, theories and/or technologies/techniques in ways that enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to new global planning challenges. The Award provides an important opportunity to dissemi…

RSA Funding Opportunities - deadline approaching

Non-members may apply for membership at the same time as applying for a grant.

Are you a mid-career researcher in need of a grant to finance for example a pilot study? Apply for the RSA Membership Research Grant worth up to £5,000 (Deadline 8th May 2017).

Are you an early career researcher within five years of you PhD? Apply for the RSA Early Career Research Grant worth up to £10,000 (Deadline 31st May 2017).

Have you published a paper/ thesis which deserves an award? Apply for one of the RSA awards (Deadline 31st May 2017).


Are you interested in organising a series of events examining an issue of collective interest? Apply for the RSA Research Network worth up to £10,000 (Deadline 31st July 2017).

The limits of growth: A case study of three mega-projects in Istanbul

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264275116306059

Highlights
• Istanbul continues expanding the limits of its growth (and sustainability). • Mega-projects are the dominant mode of production of urban space and infrastructure. • The problems of jeopardized natural resources, property rights and expected migration influx could violate the existing urban fabric. • The key issue with mega-projects is the danger of losing green areas to business development.

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