Inspire Policy Making by Territorial Evidence
  • Governance of territorial and urban policies

    ESPON project 2.3.2

    Thematic scope and context

    Project 2.3.2 holds an important position in the definition and elaboration of a common ground for investigating the institutional and instrumental aspects of implementation of territorial and urban policies in Europe. The project focuses on the question how effective different systems are, e.g. considering a policy mix of spatial planning (in different forms implemented by Member States), local government powers and taxation policy in meeting common spatial development strategies and objectives such as a polycentric urban system, balancing urban-rural needs, reviving derelict urban areas, urban regeneration, sustainable management of the natural and cultural assets. In that perspective, an analysis based on a comparative review of the instruments used, and stakeholders involved in various policy areas, is being undertaken to draw some valuable conclusions of practical relevance on governance.

    Lead Partner

    University of Valencia, Department of Geography, Valencia (Spain).
    Detailed information on the contracted project team under Transnational Project Groups.

    Name Type Size
    2.3.2 - Final Report Version February 2007 PDF 11.70 MB
    2.3.2 - Annex C Case Study Synthesis PDF 1.28 MB
    2.3.2 - 3rd Interim Report - Final Version PDF 2.39 MB
    2.3.2 - 2nd Interim Report PDF 1.79 MB
    2.3.2 - 1st Interim Report PDF 1.64 MB
    Tender PDF 582.66 KB
    Terms of Reference PDF 53.99 KB