An enlarged Europe is addressing the challenge of territorial cohesion on the basis of a disciplinary and operative framework formed by a number of evolving documents and provisions to be applied and developed at different administrative and planning levels. Rapid and profound changes have occurred in previous decades as far as institutional framework, the role of actors and issues to be tackled are concerned, within a re-scaling process of territorial governance. In this context, small territories can take advantage of European funds, but experience a hard confrontation with the market economy and supra-local visions, use of resources and infrastructure projects. A decisive role, in many countries, has been gained by regional authorities, which must mediate among various territorial levels, institutions and actors involved in a multilevel governance process. The paper focuses on spatial and regional/territorial planning processes among the European dimension, Member States and regions, on the basis of a case study conducted in Northern Italy. The aim is to determine the role of European spatial planning as a “learning machine” [Faludi, A. (2008) European Territorial Cooperation and Learning, disP 172, (1/2008), pp. 3–10.] able to support processes of mutual learning and cooperation, overcoming the attitude of compliance to upper level schemes and financial programmes rather than innovating usual procedures and territorial planning.
Planning small regions in a larger Europe. Spatial planning as a learning process for sustainable local development / Zanon, Bruno. - In: EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES. - ISSN 0965-4313. - STAMPA. - 18:12(2010), pp. 2049-2072.
|Titolo:||Planning small regions in a larger Europe. Spatial planning as a learning process for sustainable local development|
|Titolo del periodico:||EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Numero e parte del fascicolo:||12|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-78649465355|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000284630700008|
|Citazione:||Planning small regions in a larger Europe. Spatial planning as a learning process for sustainable local development / Zanon, Bruno. - In: EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES. - ISSN 0965-4313. - STAMPA. - 18:12(2010), pp. 2049-2072.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|
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