Town Planning Review

Visions on territorial cohesion

Town Planning Review (2005), 76, (1), 15–27.

Abstract

Characteristic of the discussion on territorial cohesion is that over time its potential implications have become wider and wider. Also, there seems to be no limit to the number of scales to which it can be applied. The aim of this paper is to show how the abstract idea of territorial cohesion could be rendered more concrete. For this purpose we use the notion of 'territorial capital'. We also emphasise the role of spatial visions, especially as regards political decision making. However, for this to come true, future visions should be developed in a fundamentally different way from that in which the current generation of transnational spatial visions are being formulated.

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Zonneveld, Wil

Waterhout, Bas