The Town Planning Review

Provides articles on urban and regional planning.

Articles from Vol. 74, No. 1, March

Blackstone's Guide to Contaminated Land
Blackstone's Guide to Contaminated Land, Trevor Hellawell, London, Blackstone Press, 2000, £24.95 (p/b)The topic of this timely volume is, to quote its author, 'one of the most complex pieces of legislation yet to hit the statute books'. This quotation...
Discursive European Integration: The Case of Nordic Spatial Planning
This paper addresses the influences of the emerging European spatial development policy agenda on policies in five Nordic countries-Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden-and explores the influence of the European Spatial Development Perspective...
Greening Europe? Environmental Issues in Spatial Planning Policies and Instruments
Spatial development is evolving as a new, though informal, field of political action of the European Union (EU), conceptualised by a variety of framework documents and instruments. Whereas observing the implementation of environmental principles is firmly...
Investigating the Application of the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) to Regional Planning in the United Kingdom
This paper considers how the emerging European spatial development policy agenda is influencing the performance of regional strategic planning in the United Kingdom. The European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) was agreed in 1999 as a non-binding...
Shaping European Spatial Planning: How Italy's Experience Can Contribute*
Despite an intensifying debate in recent years, a shared definition of European spatial planning is still unclear. As a concept that emerged following the acknowledgement of the involvement of the EU in territorial and urban matters, European spatial...
The Application of the European Spatial Development Perspective: Introduction to the Special Issue
Naturally, the planners from the member states and the Commission involved in making the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) were keen on seeing it followed through. Much as its predecessors, the 1997 'First Official Draft' and the 1998 'Complete...
The ESDP and Integrated Coastal Zone Management: Implications for the Integrated Management of the Irish Sea
This paper explores the application of the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) and the integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) approach in establishing a framework for the management of transnational maritime areas (regional seas). The...
Unfinished Business: European Spatial Planning in the 2000s*
The European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) adopted in 1999 is widely applied. INTERREG brings new actors into its orbit. The European Commission refers to it more frequently than could have been expected. However, the process relied on informal...