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  Spatial planning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spatial planning refers to the methods used by the public sector to influence the distribution of people and activities in spaces of various scales.
Spatial planning includes all levels of land use planning including urban planning, regional planning, national spatial plans, and in the European Union international levels.
The concept of spatial planning is not native to English-speaking countries, making the term an example of Euro-English.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spatial_planning   (268 words)

 spatial planning - ESPON
"Spatial planning refers to the methods used largely by the public sector to influence the future distribution of activities in space.
Spatial planning embraces measures to co-ordinate the spatial impacts of other sector policies, to achieve a more even distribution of economic development between regions than would otherwise be created by market forces, and to regulate the conversion of land and property uses." (European Commission 1997, Compendium of European Spatial Planning Systems, p.24)
Spatial development strategies have been prepared or are under preparation in Wales, Northern Ireland and London.
www.sbe.hw.ac.uk /espon/spatialplanning.htm   (601 words)

 Spatial Planning | Oxford Brookes University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Spatial Planning develops the practical skills and rationality of planning (the science) as well as the creativity of place-making (the art).
Spatial Planning in Context explores the contexts within which the UK planning system needs to be understood: historical, spatial, social, economic, political, and international.
Spatial Planning in Action presents an analysis and assessment of the structure, objectives and responsibilities underlying the practice of spatial planning from a UK perspective.
www.brookes.ac.uk /postgraduate/courses/sp   (1605 words)

 Environmental protection in Germany and the specific role of spatial planning - An introduction
Therefore the plan is finally politically approved by the responsible assembly (a municipal master plan is approved by the town parliament; the regional plan by the Regional Assembly and the State development plan by the State parliament).
Since regional planning is executed by planning associations which are composed mainly of the municipalities and talukas of the planning region (normally the district) they have direct influence on the results of this planning level.
Planning the use of resources such as land or water in the sense of providing a commonly acceptable framework for their allocation and use is executed within a system hat is horizontally and vertically differentiated.
www.gisdevelopment.net /application/environment/overview/envo0001pf.htm   (7407 words)

 Modelling and Supporting Multi-Actor Spatial Planning using Multi-Agents Systems
Spatial planning is nowadays an extremely sensitive issue, especially in Europe, where old traditional settlements, high population densities within some critical areas, and complex political influences and relations, lead to a situation of permanent crisis regarding the use and destiny of lands.
As we stated before, spatial planning is a multi-actor process which cannot be separated from its social context, and which consists in the construction and exchange of representations of the space and project between the actors.
The choice was motivated both by the accuracy of MRAS for complex spatial problem solving, because of the structural analogy of the problem and its processing (Ferrand, 1995), and by the fitness of the MRAS model to the mental declarative models used by the experts.
www.ncgia.ucsb.edu /conf/SANTA_FE_CD-ROM/sf_papers/ferrand_nils/santafe.html   (6807 words)

 Spatial Planning at the Faculty of the Built Environment
Planning courses with spatial planning components are not currently delivered in a form or medium which can be accessed by planning practitioners other than by attending a higher education institution.
Although a number of planning and regeneration courses are delivered through distance learning medium in the UK none at present are suitable as a vehicle for the delivery of a spatial planning course.
The Planning Directorate would seek to establish a relationship with UWE to establish a mechanism, to quality assure the curriculum content and delivery of the distance learning course in spatial planning.
www.built-environment.uwe.ac.uk /spatialplanning/pressrelease.asp   (965 words)

 The defects of European spatial planning.
A fundamental trait in the spatial organisation of the USSR was the gigantism of construction projects, of regional economic development programmes for the new regions, or of reconstruction of the older populated regions.
Spatial planning in Europe has two characteristics: it is the work of an elite, and this elite has a tendency to reproduce existing spatial structures.
The planning elite in Europe - a sum of national planning elites - is inaccessible, over-specialised, and dependent on academic snobbery.
web.inter.nl.net /users/Paul.Treanor/europlan.html   (2674 words)

 RTPI News in Planning, the official journal of the Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Planning Officers' Society (POS) has recently concluded its commission with Stephen Olivant to provide guidance on how policies for spatial planning are to be written in the new planning system.
To assist practitioners we have devised spatial planning policies for two fictional authorities, North Warwickshire and Barnchester, which should indicate the full range of planning issues which any authority is likely to address.
This wider role of planners and the planning profession should ensure that greater attention is paid to planning policy work, which can no longer be pigeonholed in a box marked "too difficult" for the average member or chief officer.
www.rtpi.org.uk /resources/news-in-planning/2004/q4/1588/158803.html   (739 words)

 The Royal Netherlands Embassy - Washington DC - Welcome
The Directorate-General of Spatial Policy advises the Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment in fulfilling responsibility for establishing and implementing cohesive government policy for the Netherlands's spatial development.
Similarly, the Spatial Planning Act and land usage policy are subject to revision.
Another responsibility of DG Spatial Policy is the evaluation of spatial policy coupled to accountability to the Lower House of Parliament.
www.netherlands-embassy.org /listing.asp?categoryvalue=spatialplanning   (696 words)

Examination of the planning systems on a comparative basis was to deliver information on the laws and regulations valid in the VASAB countries and provide access to best practices and ideas with potential benefit to those preparing, amending and complementing their legal acts.
The tasks of comprehensive plans prepared at different administrative levels are not diiferencated in the law, the variations in the degree of detail/generalisation in the plans of different levels are relatively smaller than in other VASAB countries.
Aspects related to Lithuanian planning system required explanation here as the nature of the system is not revealed clearly enough in the text and particularly in the summarizing tables reflecting a slightly different system and therefore causing the characteristics of Lithuania to have been “squeezed in” there.
vasab.leontief.net /introduction.htm   (2522 words)

 Proposals on Transport: Spatial Planning :issued by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The purpose of spatial planning is to promote balanced regional development that is consistent with maximisation of national economic potential and the maintenance of scarce environmental resources.
Spatial planning can contribute to more effective use of scarce resources, curtailing pressures of congestion and “overheating” in urban areas and helping to achieve higher living and environmental standards.
National and regional spatial planning needs to achieve a high-degree of co-ordination of existing government policies and activities across a broad spectrum of responsibilities including land use, housing, roads, public transport, social, cultural and recreational infrastructure and attraction of internationally mobile investment.
www.forfas.ie /ncc/reports/ncc_transport/spatial.htm   (370 words)

 planum - showspace - booksreviews - European Spatial Planning - Andreas Faludi
Recognizing the particular character of European planning is also important to master key terms such as "susbsidiarity" and "competency", created by the new language "Euro-English" to share concept arising from different languages and experiences and whose spatial planning refers too.
For the USA, where a national master plan doesn't exist to address territorial development at a Union scale, it is interesting that the EU despite not being a federal republic yet (still only hypothetical about the juridical and institutional form of the present consortium of European states) already promotes common territorial development aims.
In the last chapter Andreas Faludi revisits the theme of the relationship between spatial planning and European integration having as a reference the existent literature and suggesting an agenda for reflections and research on the European spatial planning.
www.planum.net /showspace/main/m-bookreview-esp.htm   (1608 words)

 Oswestry Borough Council - Spatial Planning - A Definition
In PPS 12 the ODPM suggests that: 'Local planning authorities should adopt a spatial planning approach to local development frameworks to ensure the most efficient use of land by balancing competing demands within the context of sustainable development,' (ODPM, 2004, pp3).
PPS 12 goes on to define spatial planning thus 'Spatial planning goes beyond traditional land use planning to bring together and integrate policies for the development and use of land with other policies and programmes which influence the nature of places and how they function.
Therefore it is evident that spatial planning moves focus from a land-use planning approach based on regulation and control of land, to a wider more far ranging approach that aims to ensure the best use of land by assessing competing demands.
www.oswestrybc.gov.uk /static/page702.htm   (379 words)

 Spatial Planning - Blekinge Tekniska Högskola
The Master Programme of Spatial Planning is unique and the first one of its kind in Sweden.
Subjects include detailed planning, strategic planning, landscape planning, relationship between human beings and the built environment, geotechnics, ecology, statistics, traffic planning, cartography, planning legislation, planning economics, housing, urban theory, planning theory and the history of town planning.
Spatial planning 180 credit-points (270 ECTS or 4,5 years), leading to a Master of Science degree.
www.bth.se /tks/ifp.nsf/pages/65bfa9584721c03cc1256e250060da8f!OpenDocument   (264 words)

 IRPUD - Institute of Spatial Planning, University of Dortmund
The Institute of Spatial Planning (IRPUD) is the central research facility of the Department of Spatial Planning of the University of Dortmund.
The monitoring of education and practice of spatial planning is a contribution of the Institute to the improvement of the curriculum of the Department and its presentation to the outside world.
The Project Centre is responsible for the preparation, planning, organisation, documentation and scientific monitoring of the about 25 student projects conducted at the Department of Spatial Planning each year as well as of the organisation of the tutor programme for first-year projects.
www.raumplanung.uni-dortmund.de /irpud/irp_e.htm   (1278 words)

 Law, Humanities, Development & Society : Spatial Planning Postgrad Diploma/MA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The MA in Spatial Planning is aimed primarily at graduates from other related disciplines who wish to become accredited town planners.
This course is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and exposes students to the full range of knowledge, competences and values needed to meet the requirements for initial planning education.
It particularly emphasises the links between spatial planning and other areas of public policy intervention; planning at the neighbourhood level; and the specialised areas of regeneration & renewal, design & conservation, and housing.
www.uce.ac.uk /web2/lawss/spatial_planning.html   (414 words)

 What is Spatial Planning
One of the main objectives of Spatial Planning is to ensure that the utilization of land resources is planned and implemented in an organized manner to meet the needs of present and future generation.
Spatial Planning requires an integrative and comprehensive planning approach in order to rationalize the appropriate land use activities.
Jamaica’s urban environment is decaying at a rapid pace hence the need to establish a national planning framework to accommodate new development and growth of existing development nodes.
www.nrca.org /plandev/SpatialPlanning/What_iS_SPATIAL_PLANNING.htm   (140 words)

 Untitled Document
Spatial Planning Solutions was set up by David Moore, a geographer, MBA graduate and specialist in the use of information systems in resource development.
Spatial Planning Solutions and U-one-R Partnership Solutions developed a method for analysis of the provision of social and community facilities.
The objective of the Study was to develop a set of planning policy recommendations that sought to enhance this environmentally sensitive coastal area for the benefit of the local community and visitors to the area.
www.spatial.ie /profile.htm   (475 words)

 Spatial Planning and Decision Support Systems: Multi-criteria Evaluation Techniques and Scenario Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
While planning support systems aim at the development of alternative solutions, the focus of decision support systems (DSS) is evaluating these alternatives and providing insight into the tradeoffs between various options that decision makers are facing.
Professionals with experience in using geo-information technology for spatial planning and decision making and who are interested in improving the utility of spatial information for the management of scarce resources.
Familiarity with GIS and information technology, disciplinary knowledge of planning and its related problem domain, and spatial data analysis (tools and techniques) is a prerequisite.
www.itc.nl /education/programme_levels/short_courses/2006/0606.asp   (562 words)

 CNRS - An Observatory of European Spatial Planning
The overall goal of this research programme is to further the emergence of a European spatial planning policy.
In the short run our job is to furnish concrete answers to specific questions such as “what are the spatial consequences of enlargement?” or “how can EU sectoral policies be harmonised and their overall spatial impact measured?”.
In so doing we highlight where conflicts might arise in spatial policies, as when a region is a beneficiary of European funds (-18%) but a net contributor at a national level (+22%) and roughly equal to surrounding regions (+7%).
www2.cnrs.fr /en/264.htm   (715 words)

 ESPON — European Spatial Planning Observation Network
At the meeting of EU spatial planning Ministers at Echternach in December 1997, a two-year pilot project on European Spatial Planning (SPESP) was set up as a pilot action under Article 10 of the Structural Funds in co-operation between the EU Member States and the European Commission.
The role of the ECP is to represent the UK's policy oriented research community, to act as a central node for a national network of spatial research; and to help raise the level of knowledge in the UK on spatial planning research and practice.
The development of the concept of a European Spatial Planning Observation Network started with a general concern among EU Member States and the Commission that there was a lack of knowledge and research in the field of spatial development from a European perspective.
www.interregiii.org.uk /espon.shtml   (1324 words)

 geoland - Observatory Spatial Planning
Further policy and high level guidance are inferred from the INSPIRE initiative (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe, the 6th Environmental Action Plan, and the European Commissions's "Communication on Planning and Environment - the Territorial Dimension", and the 2nd Cohension Report.
At national and sub-national level spatial planning directives such as the national Sustainability Strategy and spatial planning laws on state level are addressed.
The methodology applied in Observatory for Spatial Planning (OSP) comprises the analysis of EO based data, integration of the results and ancillary data in GIS, modelling approaches, the building of scenarios, and training activities.
www.gmes-geoland.info /OS/OSP/index.php   (331 words)

Spatial governance involves modern ideas about governance; but it focuses more particularly on a wide variety of situations where knowledge and mutual understandings about both time and location are important to successful social, economic and ecological outcomes.
Planning involves a range of information-intensive activities aimed at improving performance by design or 'on purpose'.
Thus, the planning regime - with its orientation to the future - is interdependent with the monitoring regime - with its orientation in the past.
www.spatialgovernance.com   (815 words)

 Spatial Planning Unit (SPU)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Spatial Planning Unit addresses current policy concerns and the policy making process within land-use and transport planning, both separately and together.
Much of its work falls under the heading of sustainable development focusing on the planning of major development areas and the revival of rural economies.
planning mechanisms which support provision for open space, sport and recreation in urban and rural areas;
www.brookes.ac.uk /schools/be/oisd/environment/spu/index.html!   (739 words)

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