Spatial Data Infrastructures for Spatial Planning Research

Authored by: Max Craglia

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods

Print publication date:  November  2014
Online publication date:  August  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415727952
eBook ISBN: 9781315851884
Adobe ISBN: 9781317917038

10.4324/9781315851884.ch4.10

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Abstract

The term spatial planning gained currency in the early 1990s during the development of the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP), which recognised that the development of the European Union had an increasing number of spatial implications, from transport to energy, to regional development, which needed to be recognised at national and sub-national levels. As the ESDP was finalized, there was a flurry of academic articles considering the implications of this development for planning and governance in Europe. Titles such as “The Europeanisation of sub-national governance” (John, 2000), “Constructing the European spatial development perspective – for whom?” (Williams, 2000), and “Power shifts in the European Union? The case of spatial planning” (Eser and Konstadakopoulos, 2000) give a flavour of the concern among academics about the increasing influence of Europe on the planning debate and practice.

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