TRANSBOUNDARY PLANNING AND GOVERNANCE

The TG “Transboundary planning and governance” aims to provide room for discussing new planning spaces, formal and informal governance arrangements and comparative perspectives on planning systems, cultures, and practices in Europe and beyond, across various scales.

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SAVE THE DATE: Online TG meeting 15 December
Friday, September 30, 2022
Dear all, As recently announced, we would like to establish the habit of meeting annually in December online, in addition to our TG meeting at the AESOP...
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TG Transboundary Planning and Governance: New name and new coordination team!
Wednesday, September 07, 2022
TG Transboundary Planning and Governance: New name and new coordination team! Since the AESOP Congress 2022 in Tartu, the Thematic Group has a new...
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Workshop: Spatial Strategies at the Land-Sea Interface: Rethinking Maritime Spatial Planning
Sunday, October 10, 2021
From 11th-13th September 2019 , a research workshop of the MSPRN and AESOP Thematic Group on Transboundary Spaces, Policy Diffusion and Planning Cultures will...
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INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR Policy transfer, diffusion and translation in territorial governance and spatial planning in the Global South
Sunday, October 04, 2020
INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR Policy transfer, diffusion and translation in territorial governance and spatial planning in the Global South Convenors: Francesca...
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Spatial Strategies at the Land-Sea Interface: Rethinking Maritime Spatial Planning - Call for papers is open!
Monday, March 18, 2019
Spatial Strategies at the Land-Sea Interface: Rethinking Maritime Spatial Planning 11-13th September 2019, University of Hamburg, Institute for Geography...
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1st Symposium of the AESOP Thematic Group Transboundary Spaces, Policy Diffusion, Planning Cultures - TRANSBOUNDARY SPACES, POLICY DIFFUSION AND PLANNING CULTURES: NEW CHALLENGES - WAYS FORWARD
Monday, May 02, 2016
XXXXX---- DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE THE 6TH, 2016 ----XXXXX The AESOP Thematic Group on Transboundary Spaces, Policy Diffusion, Planning Cultures and the...

FOCUS

The TG provides a home for everyone interested in the European dimension of planning (e.g. European spatial development, EU Cohesion Policy and the study of Europeanisation processes), as well as those working with international and cross-continental perspectives on planning and governance. While transnational planning remains a core theme of the TG, transboundary planning processes exist also within countries at various scales, visible for example in the emergence of soft spaces such as city-regions. We are interested to explore not only the spatial but also the institutional and practical implications of such new planning spaces, and what it means for citizens, politicians and planners to live and work with(in) these spaces.

In addition to new planning spaces, we are also eager to discuss changing governance arrangements and planning approaches in existing planning spaces, for example at the regional level, where administrative reforms as well as changing interpretations of the role of planning periodically reshape the territorial boundaries, means and ends of these strategic planning processes.   

Comparative research, including the local, city-regional, regional, national and supra-national levels, is another core theme of the TG. Research on planning systems and planning cultures can provide essential insights on ideas, policies and practices – and the role actors play in shaping these – especially when transcending national perspectives and exploring also local and regional specificities. Comparative perspectives within and between different country contexts can also reveal processes of policy transfer and policy diffusion, and illustrate how planning ideas travel and transform.

 

ACTIVITIES

TG meetings: The TG meets twice per year: once in person at the annual AESOP Congress and once online in December. Both meetings serve to discuss the focus of the group as well as joint future activities such as special sessions at the upcoming AESOP Congress or calls for special issues. The meetings are open to all interested persons – an invitation will be sent through the mailing list and an announcement will appear on the TG webpage.

AESOP Congress: One track at the AESOP Congress (usually entitled: “Governance”) is directly linked with the TG. We are also eager to facilitate the organisation of special sessions or roundtables on specific themes within the scope of the TG at the AESOP Congress.

Journal collaboration: The TG has excellent relations with various scientific journals whose scope is aligned with the focus of our group. We currently have offers from European Planning Studies, European Journal of Spatial Development, Europa XXI and Planning Practice and Research to organise joint activities or present proposals for special issues. Naturally, decisions on the acceptance of manuscripts and acceptance of special issue proposals rest with the respective journals, not the TG coordinators.

 

PUBLICATIONS

AESOP Thematic Group - Transboundary Spaces, Policy Diffusion, Planning Cultures - Annual Report 2015
AESOP Thematic Group - Transboundary Spaces, Policy Diffusion, Planning Cultures - Annual Report 2014