Polycentric Territorial Structures and Territorial Cooperation

coverOctober 2016 - Polycentricity is a concept that encourages regions and cities, working with neighbouring territories, to explore common strengths and reveal potential complementarities, which brings added value that cannot be achieved by the individual regions and cities in isolation. 

The Policy Brief builds on existing evidence produced by ESPON highlighting the polycentric development potential in Europe.

The Brief attempts to provide considerations on a potential EU Territorial Reference Framework which could support relevant policy processes, such as the update of the EU Territorial Agenda post 2020.



Policy Brief "Polycentric Territorial Structures and Territorial Cooperation"

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Map 1: Potentials for further polycentric development in Europe

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Map 2: Settlement structures in Europe

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Map 3: Accessibility potential, multimodal

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Map 4: Air passenger flows in Europe

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Map 5: Typology of regions in territorial cooperation

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