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Annual working meeting of SPA-CE.net (13th-15th September 2009)

 

On 13th-15th September 2009, Spectra, Centre of Excellence was a venue of annual working meeting of SPA-CE.net. SPA-CE.net is a network of European research bodies providing spatial planning education and research activities.

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ERDF - Programme Central Europe, 2CE174P4, CircUse

Research Project from programme EU: European Regional Development Fund
Period: 2010-2012
Project Coordinator: A. Starzewska-Sikorska, Institut for Ecology of Industrial Areas, Katowice, Poľsko.
Representative of Spectra, Centre of Excellence: Doc. PhDr. Dagmar Petríková, PhD.

Territorial Development, Cohesion and Spatial Planning: Knowledge and policy development in an enlarged EU

The debate on European spatial planning spans over two decades, but has gained currency and legitimacy with the inclusion of ‘territorial cohesion’ as an objective of the European Union in the Lisbon Treaty. Although no consensus exists on the specific problems territorial cohesion policy should address, it recognizes the diversity of European regions and their particular development potentials. Moreover, it has the clear ambition, like spatial planning and regional policy, of being evidence-based. This raises the crucial question: what kind of knowledge is needed for this emerging policy area, how is it being (re)produced and by whom?

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