Conference 'Planning for a Metropolitan Future'


Bruxelles, Belgium

Norway House

6 February 2018 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

Rue Archimède 17
1000 Bruxelles

The stakeholders of the ESPON Targeted Analysis 'SPIMA' invite to the conference:

Planning for a Metropolitan Future

Invitation to the final conference of the ESPON Targeted Analysis ‘SPIMA’

The conference will be held at:

Norway House, Rue Archimède 17, Brussels

09:30-16:00, 6th February 2018


The SPIMA project was commissioned by stakeholders from 10 EUROCITIES members. This work presents ground-breaking documentation and analysis of how 10 cities and their surrounding municipalities and regions have been carrying out strategic planning. The research gives new insight into the processes and potential of spatial planning and changes our understanding of functional urban areas.

The conference is aimed at policy-makers from cities as well as from national and European bodies. It is designed to present key findings and policy messages of the SPIMA project and related research, emphasizing the value of this evidence for guiding future policy-making.

The SPIMA stakeholders seek to share and discuss the wider benefits of supporting and enabling spatial planning in functional urban areas. Successful planning and management of spatial development within metropolitan areas is an essential element for achieving policy goals across Europe. Being confident that local stakeholders and policy makers from all over Europe will feel inspired for the years ahead, the SPIMA stakeholders look forward to reflections and discussions of relevant policy approaches.

The conference language is English and participation is free of charge.

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Planning for a Metropolitan Future - Final programme

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SPIMA Executive Summary - Conference version

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Hanna Marcussen

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Ilona Raugze

  • Acrobat Document | 809KB

Eric Corijn

  • Acrobat Document | 13886KB

Hugo Poelman

  • Acrobat Document | 2609KB

Soo-Jin Kim

  • Acrobat Document | 1617KB

Vanya Simeonova

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