RELOCAL has studied several cases in order to assess place-based actions, territorial cohesion and spatial…
RELOCAL team has published 9 papers on European Planning Studies Journal. These form one special issue edited on “Place-based Development and Spatial Justice”.
Within EU Cohesion Policy a place-based approach is expected to promote a strategic shift towards more place-sensitive, cross-sectoral and socially inclusive development. By drawing upon findings from our project, this special issue explores the relation between place-based development and spatial justice.
The editors of the special issue are Ali Madanipour, Newcastle University; Peter Schmitt,
Stockholm University and Sabine Weck, Research Institute for Urban and Regional Development
Dortmund. Nine papers from the RELOCAL Consortium, plus an editorial, are suggested for
publication (see below).
Editorial: Place-based development and spatial justice – Sabine Weck, Ali Madanipour and Peter Schmitt
1. The concept of spatial justice and the European Union’s territorial cohesion – Ali Madanipour, Mark Shucksmith and Elizabeth Brooks
2. Knowledge and place-based development – towards networks of deep learning – Thomas Borén and Peter Schmitt
4. A drop in the sea or catalyst for change: diverse effects of the place-based approach in Europe – Judit Keller and Tünde Virág
5. The Finnish way of CLLD: place-based or half-hearted implementation? – Patrik Hämäläinen and Sarolta Nemeth
6. Geographies of (in)justice and the (in)effectiveness of place-based policies in Greece – George Petrakos, Lefteris Topaloglou, Ageliki Anagnostou and Victor Cupcea
7. Can digitalisation be a tool to overcome spatial injustice in sparsely populated regions? The cases of Digital Västerbotten (Sweden) and Smart Country Side (Germany) – Linnea Löfving, Viktoria Kamuf, Timothy Heleniak, Sabine Weck and Gustaf Norlén
8. Having a voice and a place: Local youth driving urban development in an East German town under transformation – Viktoria Kamuf and Sabine Weck
9. Spatial justice on the horizon? A combined Theory of Change scenario tool to assess place-based interventions – Simone Piras, Paulina Tobiasz-Lis, Margaret Currie, Karolina Dmochowska-Dudek, Karolina, Dominic Duckett and Andrew Copus