Cities and regions have undergone largescale structural changes during the last century, including a blurring of economic, social and physical boundaries between urban and rural. At the same time, contemporary urbanization processes, uneven geographic development and an increased focus in planning on strengthening competitiveness, rather than distributing resources, creates regional imbalance between central and peripheral areas and an increasing urban-rural divide.
Time: 13.00–16.00 (with optional afterwork=
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Several national policy documents highlight a need to pay larger attention to power relations between central and peripheral areas and to develop a more dynamic relationship between local and regional planning.
Against this background, this seminar aims to discuss the relationship between urban and rural and the relationship between municipal and regional planning. Based on Danish and Swedish examples, the seminar highlights different perspectives on challenges of regional imbalance and local-regional planning, and discusses how the space of manoeuvre within planning can increase in order to establish a better interplay between municipal and regional planning.
13.00-13.10 Margareta Forsberg, Gothenburg Platform Director Mistra Urban Futures Introduction, welcome, introducing the speakers
13.10–13.20 Hanna Blomdahl, The department of regional development, Region Västra Götaland, presentation of the pre-study Planning methods for sustainable local and regional development
13.20-14.00 Anne Tietjen, landscape architect, Associate professor University of Copenhagen. Place-based strategic planning in shrinking rural municipalities in Denmark
14.00-14.20 Kristina Grange, Professor of Urban Planning and Design Theory, Chalmers. Changes in the space of manoeuvre within planning
14.40-15.00 Julia Fredriksson, Architect and PhD, Researcher in urban planning and design, Chalmers. Regional inequalities – Urban-rural relationships in contemporary regional development
15.00-15.20 Nils Björling, Architect and PhD, Researcher in urban planning and design, Chalmers. Local-regional key projects
15.20-16.00 Open discussion led by Margareta Forsberg
16.00 Afterwork for those of you who want at Wijkanders, Vera Sandbergs allé 5B