Additionally, the governing cultures across Europe and the transformation of the models of urban governance are examined and evaluated. Finally, the module gives an overall view of the tools and instruments of urban governance and urban development across Europe.
The main objective of the module is to give students insights into the European policies towards cities and regions, and the ways they respond to global change and fit into the global urban agenda. In this module, the students learn the political aspect of design and planning and recognize and evaluate the territorial governing models and their relations to urban and regional transformation.
Meeting ID: 920 7238 6108
April 20: Spatial planning in Europe and the Europeanization of Spatial Planning
Associate Prof. Dr. Giancarlo Cotella – Politecnico di Torino
April 27: The New Leipzig Charta 2020
Dr. Eva Schweitzer | BBSR
The New Leipzig Charta. The transformative power of cities for the common good. Observations on the development of the European policy document. Focus on key challenges, principles and tools for urban transformation.
May 4: Urban planning and governance in the North
Dr. Lukas Smas | Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University
During the lecture Lukas Smas will compare spatial planning in the Nordic countries, deconstruct the so called comprehensive integrated planning model and discuss policies (such as compact cities) in urban regions from multi-level governance perspective (including EU and international agendas).
May 18: Towards a “Just Europe” – spatial justice, functional interrelations and governance approaches
Prof. Dr. Thomas Weith | Institute for Geography, University of Potsdam
– Ways towards sustainability –
In recent years, analysing functional interrelations are seen as a new way for a better understanding of spatial development. In addition new ways of governance are realised to reflect the interrelational focus. SDGs, Habitat III, as well as the New Territorial Agenda 2030 emphasise the importance of urban-rural interrelations for sustainable development. In parallel, spatial justice is named as an important virtue in spatial governance.
The presentation will connect both lines of discussion and shows theoretical approaches as well as conceptual consequences, mainly in land use issues. Land use change is one of the main challenges in Europe for achieving sustainability goals. To avoid or solve land use conflicts in a sustainable and just way, a high variety of approaches of spatial planning, regional policy, and regional management activities as well as project driven activities will be needed.
June 29: IBA Basel: Exploring Impact and Innovation in Regional Cooperation and Governance
Katharina Frieling | Chair of Planning Theory and Urban Development, RWTH Aachen University
The trinational region of Basel has a 50 years long history of cross-border cooperation between its member states Germany, France and Switzerland. The former pragmatic cooperation led to the foundation of the Trinational Eurodistrict Basel (TEB). Between 2010–2020 the TEB initiated a 10-years learning process in the region with the implementation of the International Building Exhibition (IBA). IBA Basel aimed to improve regional cohesion through intensifying cooperation across borders. In the post-IBA-phase the 10-years process and its ongoing consolidation provide a common perspective for a regional development strategy.