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Disentangling the Governance Configurations of Strategic Spatial Plan-Making

'Disentangling the Governance Configurations of Strategic Spatial Plan-Making in European Urban Regions' hashtag#CONCURWSLhashtag#SNSFhashtag#ERCEidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL 50 free downloads:


Smart City Institute at HEC Liège, Université de Liège has just published 'LE GUIDE PRATIQUE DE LA SMART CITY' by Catherine Nguyen, Hélène Bleus and Jonas Van Bockhaven

featuring my publication 'Citizen Empowerment and Innovation in the Data-Rich City'.



Forthcoming in Planning Practice & Research

Disentangling the Governance Configurations of Strategic Spatial Plan-making in European Urban Regions
Abstract Strategic spatial plans are planning tools aimed at steering the medium- to long-term spatial development goals of urban regions. Whilst there is some consensus regarding the objectives of strategic spatial plans, it is less clear as to how strategic spatial plans are conceived. Specifically, the literature has scarcely investigated how governance configurations impact strategic spatial plan-making processes. Hence, through in-depth interviews with regional planning experts, as well as document analysis and a literature review, this paper is aimed at assessing and disentangling how territorial governance configurations influence contemporary practices in strategic plan-making in 14 European urban regions. The findings allow us to distinguish three dominant practices of strategic plan-making across Europe: i) plan-making shaped by consensus building and multilevel government c…

Governing for resilience in vulnerable places


Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places sets out to provide a multidisciplinary overview and critical reflections on the ways in which the concept of resilience and the virtues of resilience-thinking have been addressed in various governance and spatial planning settings. This is an ambitious quest; however, I concur with the editors that it is crucial to offer empirical evidence to researchers and students, as well as practitioners, in order to foster a better understanding of resilience as entailing more than simply an urban planning metaphor.