Geppert Anna, Vers l'émergence d'une planification stratégique spatialisée [towards a strategic spatial planning], Mémoire en vue de l'habilitation à diriger les recherches [habilitation thesis], Université de Reims-Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, 2008. Vol.1, 230p & Vol.2, 256p. - in French

In France, since the 1980ies, regulatory land-use planning was under pressure. At the turn of the millenium, the French planning system has undergone a deep reform aiming to promote more strategic approaches. In 1999 and 2000, three major laws have reset the scene. The loi Chevènement has modified the framework of municipal cooperation. The loi Voyet has created a participative process for the establishment of strategic spatial visions. The loi Solidarité et Renouvellement Urbains has reformed the regulatory planning documents. This thesis analyses the reform and its implementation, showing its achievements but also its limits.
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