The European Union has no formal competence for territorial governance. However, initiated the integration process in the sign of 'cohesion', the EU and its Member States are jointly engaged since the 1990s in several programmes and projects of spatial and local development, involving regions and cities. EU territorial governance is both context and output of such complex initiatives, which are modifyning some consolidated planning practices and theories. Based on research developed within the ESPON international network, this book proposes the state of scientific debate about EU territorial governance.
In Italian.
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