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Revitalizing urban revitalization in Poland: Towards a new agenda for research and practice

Rewitalizacja : Between a structural approach and a fountain Every planning system produces its own ideology. While ostensibly aimed at transforming spaces, urban planning is also a discursive practice organized around a set of ideological keywords ( Gunder & Hiller 2009 ). Many of those keywords are currently global in scope – words like ‘sustainability’, ‘smart city’ or ‘sustainable development’ organize planning debates around the world. Some of them, however, even if they sound familiar in several places, perform ideological functions that are regionally

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Urban design for mobilities – towards material pragmatism

Introduction The aim of this paper is twofold: firstly, to present a critique of mainstream transport thinking based on the so-called ‘mobilities turn’, and secondly to connect this to a design perspective. The aim is thus to establish this reflection based upon a theoretically informed discussion. Contemporary urbanism is marked by radical transformations across scales, institutions, and disciplines. So-called ‘grand challenges’ related to climate change, resilience, radical demographic shifts, refugees, and the radicalisation of global competitiveness

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The planner's subjective destitution: towards a hysterical-analytical triad of planning theory-research-practice

cannot help but endorse. Yet, rather than understanding Forester's provoking question as a mere aporia, in this article I take on his call by stressing the role of research and its function as a mediacy within the never-ending theory-practice interaction. However, my aim is not necessarily to state the type of research that would ultimately enable planners to be(come) better (the assessment of 'better' is, in my view, far too problematic and requires a discussion of its own Affirming 'better', for starters, implies that planners are already 'good' at what they do; and

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A Methodological Concept for Territorial Impact Assessment Applied to Three EU Environmental Policy Elements

the above meaning of the term is extended to be applied to programmes and policies ( ESPON Project 3.1 2004 , p. 432). The ESPON 2006 programme has been set up to support policy development and to build a European scientific community in the field of territorial development. The main aim is to increase the general body of knowledge about territorial structures, trends and policy impacts in an enlarged European Union. The aim of this article is to develop a TIA methodology for EU environmental policies and programmes. Based on the analysis of existing impact

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Regional Structural Change and Resilience
From Lignite Mining to Tourism in the Lusatian Lakeland

economic decline involved, at the time, co-ordinating the large-scale rehabilitation of the mines with other endeavours that were aimed at developing the economy. In this way, a lakeland was created with the goal of establishing a basis for supra-regional tourism. Chapter 2 introduces the conceptual foundations of the present contribution. It begins by discussing the concepts of resilience, vulnerability and regional structural change. This debate is followed by a deeper theoretical analysis of sectoral and regional co-ordination policies. Chapter 3 is devoted to a

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Planning at Sea: Shifting planning practices at the German North Sea coast

omission reflects long-standing concerns that an ICZM Directive would encroach on the (terrestrial) spatial planning competences of member states ( Committee of the Regions 2013 ). The MSP Directive nevertheless states that Marine Spatial Planning "should take into account land-sea interactions" and "should aim to integrate the maritime dimension of some coastal uses or activities and their impacts". Directive 2014/89/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 establishing a framework for maritime spatial planning (16). Accordingly, inshore

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“Disorganised Devolution”: Reshaping Metropolitan Governance in England in a Period of Austerity

; Tewdwr-Jones 2012 ). This includes ongoing research on the rescaling of economic governance in the North East of England, in the light of greater Scottish autonomy ( Shaw/ Robinson/Blackie 2014 ; Shaw 2015 ), and on enhancing the role of higher educational institutions in city-regional economic growth ( Tewdwr-Jones/Goddard/Cowie 2015 ; Goddard/Tewdwr-Jones 2016 ). The aim in this article is to draw upon insights from this body of work to inform the ongoing debates on the rescaling of city-regional governance in England. In particular, the article aims to offer a

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Germany’s Polycentric Metropolitan Regions in the World City Network

global economy. It is built as an interlocking network model for measuring relations between world cities indirectly, using the office location strategies of leading global advanced producer service (APS) firms as an archetypal proxy for world city network activities ( Taylor 2004 , p. 60 ff.). In the past decade major analyses of the integration of global economic centres into the world city network have been conducted. However, additional research into the integration of polycentric metropolitan regions is needed. This paper aims to encourage discussion on the

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Classification and analysis of social participation initiatives in a post-industrial city – a case study of Pabianice

Urban regeneration Despite the noticeable need to undertake action designed to improve the situation of degraded urban spaces, the concept of revitalisation, also referred to as urban regeneration, has until recently been interpreted in various ways. It was primarily understood as the renovation or modernisation of buildings and public spaces. This understanding probably resulted from the lack of a comprehensive statutory definition. One of the first Polish definitions referred to urban regeneration as: ‘a process of continuous actions, the aim of which is to

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Urban development under EU cohesion policy – an example of major cities in Poland

forces of national economic development. One of the objectives of Poland’s accession to the European Union was to accelerate modernisation and development processes nationally, regionally and locally. Cohesion policy measures provide a way to support these modernisation processes, and cities, especially those that should function as “development locomotives”, play a particular role in this regard. The study aims to assess the importance of EU cohesion policy funds for urban development in Poland. The article uses cities with poviat status, which are a special kind

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