ESPON Peer learning Workshop: Digital Spatial Planning



24 November 2021

Meeting the climate goals raised by international commitments, such as the Paris agreement or the European Green Deal, requires radical changes in the ways we govern our living environment. Future images see heavy reliance on smart and disruptive technologies such as real-time data collection, big data analytics, and digital planning seamlessly integrated into the governance of cities (Townsend, 2013). In the past decade, many European countries have taken significant steps to digitise spatial planning processes. Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has substantially changed the way planners and policymakers work. The digitalisation of planning is thus not only driven by ideas of efficiency and improved public services, but also engages rapidly implemented solutions to the pandemic. The current rush of transformation to digital plans and plan data opens a range of new opportunities for new planning practices but digitalisation is often implemented without a clear strategy on how to adapt existing and traditional planning instruments to a digital format. This workshop provides an opportunity to know more about digital spatial planning in different spatial planning contexts and learn from European countries at the forefront of discovering digital practices.


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Pre-event brief - ESPON Peer Learning Workshop on Digital Spatial Planning.pdf

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Presentation Anne Hesperger.pdf

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Presentation Nora Fagerholm.pdf

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Presentation Taavi Pipar.pdf

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Presentation Uffe Gross Nielsen.pdf

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Presentation Hilde Johansen.pdf

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Uptake article - ESPON peer Learning Workshop on Digital Spatial Planning.pdf

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