European Spatial Research and Planning

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

European Spatial Research and Planning

Pub Date: June 2008

ISBN: 9781558441774

304 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $35.00

European Spatial Research and Planning

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

This third volume in a series of investigations of spatial planning, research, and policy in Europe taps into the treasure trove of research that is ESPON, the European Spatial Planning Observation Network, which has yielded a plethora of studies on the real and anticipated outcomes of European territorial policy. The chapters provide a comprehensive view of how the search for evidence to support the agenda of the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP)—now the Territorial Agenda—has proceeded, what the evidence and implications have been, and what other conclusions could have been drawn. The authors demonstrate that a learning exercise like ESPON can contribute to shaping a political agenda, which could serve as a source of inspiration for fellow planners across the Atlantic. Includes more than 20 color maps and other figures
"European Spatial Research and Planning is a unique scholarly achievement that synthesizes the key results of ESPON. This is a research tour de force that will be essential reading for all students of European urban and regional planning.”
“Faludi and his colleagues provide a thoughtful and accessible account of some of the key findings of ESPON research. This volume not only unpacks the evidential basis of the European spatial policy, but also contributes to the advancement of evidence-informed society.”
“This book offers a comprehensive overview of the search for evidence to support the agenda of the European Spatial Development Perspective. It is valuable as a source of information and inspiration for fellow planners across the Atlantic.”
"This indispensable tool helps readers understand the present critical condition of the EU Territorial Agenda, wavering as it is between an effective and deeply needed European approach to spatial development planning and the risks of a new rhetoric.”

About the Author

Andreas Faludi is professor of spatial policy systems in Europe at the OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.