This book discusses the role of regional design and visioning in the formation of regional territorial governance to offer a better understanding of (1) how a recognition of spatial dynamics and the visualization of spatial futures informs, and is informed by, planning frameworks and (2) how such design processes inform co-operation and collaboration on planning in metropolitan regions. It gathers theoretical reflections on these topics, and illustrates them by means of practical experiences in several European countries. Innovatively associating ideas with knowledge, it appeals to anyone with an interest in planning experiments in a post-regulative era. It aims at an increased understanding of how practices, engaged with the imagination of possible futures, support the creation of institutional capacity for strategic spatial planning at regional scales.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Terms of Reference.- Regional Designing and Visioning in Governance Rescaling: Between Soft and Hard Spaces for Planning.- The Institutionalisation of a Creative Practice: Changing Roles of Regional Design in Dutch National Planning.- The Transformative Capacity of Regional Design.- How Regional Designing and Spatial Planning are Entangled.- Part II: Governance Rescaling Across Europe.- Governance Rescaling and Strategic Planning in England: Provoking Debate by Means of Spatial Plans.