Polycentric urban development and rural-urban partnership

Urban development and rural-urban partnership are topics addressed by many INTERREG projects. All most all ESPON studies and INTERREG projects under all three strands address the issue of rural-urban partnership and polycentric urban development. Some of these more explicitly than others. Taken together they cover a wide range of activities, from studies, via the development of strategies or strategic partnerships to infrastructure investments. The perception and understanding of polycentric urban development and rural-urban partnership varies accordingly.

The aim of this study is to provide an systematic and comparative overview on the work polycentric urban development and rural-urban partnership going on in various INTERREG projects and to draw up an analysis of their differences in thematic priorities and approaches and in particular on how ESPON results can support the further development of spatial visions in INTERREG programmes and beyond.

The project is carried out by a research team composed by staff from OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies, the Netherlands, and Nordregio, the Nordic Centre for Spatial Development, Sweden.

Final Delivery

The Final report is available below.

Lead Partner

OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies, Delft, the Netherlands.

Documents

Final Report

  • Acrobat Document | 20725KB

Terms of Reference

  • Acrobat Document | 74KB