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Regional planning: the resilience of an imperative

Nunes, R. (2020) Regional planning: the resilience of an imperative. In: The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Wiley. ISBN 9781118786352

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This entry offers a historical perspective and is therefore principally rooted in a Western geopolitical context. It probes into what it means to practice regional planning, before proceeding with a reflection on its evolution as a form of planning practice. It points to key texts that have charted this transition, beginning with early writings by authors who helped initiate the process of internationalizing regional planning. It stresses, above all, the resilience of this “regional imperative” against paradigmatic shifts in regional planning doctrine – from its early advancement, through to its subsequent fall and rise and recent calls for its reconfiguration or transformation.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Henley Business School > Real Estate and Planning
ID Code:73248
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