TRACK 11: Planning across Borders: Transnational, International and Intergovernmental Planning and Spatial Management


Track schedule

July 14, 2015
Session 1: Rescaling and metropolitan-level planning room: 565
Chairperson: Colomb Claire  
Creating a metropolitan city from scratch: rescaling governance and development strategies in Torino Santangelo Marco (Italy)
Planning borders: governance, planning and the spatial configuration of municipal borders in metropolitan areas Roznek Hen (Israel)
From silos to integrated collaboration: local policy design as means to promote the collaborative metropolitan governance Okisatari Mahesti (Japan)
The integration development and territorial cohesion of neighboring cities: the case study of Jiuquan-Jiayuguan in China Chen Wen (China)


Session 2: Cross-border cooperation and governance rescaling room: 565
Chairperson: Kempenaar Annet  
Multi-level geographies of trans-boundary cooperation in Catalonia: territorial governance, spatial planning and ‘cross-border spaces of regionalist engagement’ Colomb Claire (UK)
The impact of European territorial cooperation and trans-european transport network policies on cross-border transport Caesar Beate (Germany)
Cross-border cooperation and the space governance rescaling of border provincial capital cities in China Li Xiaoxi (China)
Resilient relationships: an investigation into the nexus between spatial planning and community planning Benson Jordan (UK)


Session 3: Cross-border cooperation in Europe room: 565
Chairperson: Dühr Stefanie  
Building a cross-border spatial planning strategy between four countries: a wishful thinking? Decoville Antoine, Durand Frédéric (Luxembourg)
Spatial planning in Greater Geneva: dealing with food and agriculture across the borders Bertrand Nathalie (France)
Changing minds, the impact of designing for the MHAL region Kempenaar Annet (The Netherlands)
Rescaling and upgrading? Contemporary Czech-Bavarian border integration. Chilla Tobias (Germany)


Session 4: Macro-regional cooperation room: 565
Chairperson: Doucet Philippe  
Macro-regional spaces for collaborative action: identifying issues for cooperation and transnational region-building in Central Europe Dühr Stefanie (The Netherlands)
Beyond the shoreline: new dimensions for transboundary planning Jay Stephen (UK)
Planning without borders: implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning directive (2014/89/EU) in the Adriatic Ionian Region Musco Francesco (Italy)
Research on means and spatial features of collaborative development of cities in Yangtze River Delta at the urbanization ratio over 50% Yang Xiu (China)
July 15, 2015
Session 5: European spatial planning and policy learning room: 565
Chairperson: Zonneveld Wil  
Planning and Planning Education 2015: A review Kunzmann Klaus R. (Germany)
Twenty-five years of EU debate on territorial policy: time to go beyond intergovernmental rhetoric! Doucet Philippe (France)
The transfer of territorial governance in Europe between theory and practice Cotella Giancarlo (Italy)
European Landscape Convention: towards a shared approach? Silva Paulo (Portugal)


Session 6: Transnational circulation of planning ideas room: 565
Chairperson: Cotella Giancarlo  
Talk the talk and walk the walk: analysing international governance practices in response to climate change Giezen Mendel (The Netherlands)
The transnational circulation of urban plans and projects: shortcomings and challenges for urban planning and design Ponzini Davide (Italy)
Re-thinking local governance in post-communist countries: the concept of Urban Task Forces and its application in the STATUS project  Cocheci Matei, Dimitriu Sabina (Romania)
Planning for convergence and cooperation: an examination of the extent to which planning enterprises are converging on the island of Ireland Rafferty Gavan (UK)



Track description

Co-chairs: Stefanie Dühr, Wil Zonneveld

Spatial planning initiatives for functional regions that stretch across political and administrative boundaries are often challenged by the ‘boundedness’ of how spatial planning is conceived and organised. The political, administrative, cultural or ethnical territoriality is a real challenge for trans-boundary planning in a world of multi-scale organizations and large-scale spatial development issues. In this track, we invite papers discussing theories and practices of trans-boundary planning in relation to the agreement on agendas for cooperation, the organisation of trans-boundary spatial planning processes, and questions over their democratic accountability. Questions which we would like to discuss in this track include the following: How can territorial governance and shared responsibility be organised for planning of flows crossing political borders? How do ideas and discourses spread through collaborative planning processes, and do they influence planning approaches in the involved regions? What is the role of planning cultures in collaborative planning processes across political borders? How can the complexity of spatial planning issues combined with the complexity of intergovernmental planning across borders be managed? What skills and qualities are needed for planners to deal with these tasks?