Framing Strategic Urban Projects: Learning from current by Willem Salet, Enrico Gualini

By Willem Salet, Enrico Gualini

Presenting the findings of in depth learn into the improvement of making plans instruments and techniques because the early Nineteen Seventies, this e-book addresses key concerns in city development/governance and brings jointly more than a few varied nationwide experiences.

Helpfully divided into 3 sections, Framing Strategic city Projects units out the examine framework, with its social, coverage and institutional contexts; makes use of up to date ecu case reports to focus on diverse making plans matters, together with new-urbanism, details networks and public partnerships; and eventually makes good-practice recommendations.

Offering a scientific comparability of a large choice of initiatives and providing worthwhile case examine fabric of those large-scale city tasks and proposals, this publication is key analyzing for planners, coverage makers and scholars attracted to tips on how to make strategic city tasks paintings effectively.

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2001) Splintering Urbanism: Networked Infrastructure, Technological Mobilities, and the Urban Condition, London: Routledge. , Savitch, H. and Stewart, M. (2002) Globalism and Local Democracy, New York: Palgrave. Healey, P. (2004) ‘The treatment of space and place in the new strategic spatial planning in Europe’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 28, 1: 45–67. Healey, P. (2006) ‘Relational complexity and the imaginative power of strategic spatial planning’. European Planning Studies, 14, 4: 525–546.

Where a certain degree of delegation of competencies to the ‘mediating region’ from either the local or the meso-level of government is introduced, this is mostly embedded in a cooperative pattern of relationships that safeguards local autonomy, and in which consensual rules of decision are applied. The advantages offered by this type of region resemble, to a certain degree, those of hierarchical regions in connecting the different levels of government. However, whereas hierarchical regions may rely on power and resources, ‘mediating regions’ must depend mainly on means of communication, persuasion, strategic reasoning, and on the capacity of linking policies and of preparing supralocal planning perspectives according to a shared strategic vision.

This represents an important factor of wealth transfer towards disadvantaged areas of the country, with adverse fiscal effects for many rich urban municipalities and for the urban region of Copenhagen in the aggregate. According to this system of fiscal solidarity, the share of transfers to the urban region in total local revenues is definitely minor, and even negative for several municipalities. By far the major 36 Enrico Gualini and Willem Salet source of local revenues takes the form of income taxes, a fact that may explain the relatively low level of competition for business locations in the urban region.

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