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Territorial Cohesion

  • Dietmar Scholich

Part of the German Annual of Spatial Research and Policy book series (GERMANANNUAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Preface — Introduction

    1. Dietmar Scholich
      Pages 1-4
  3. Refereed Section

  4. Short Reports

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 163-173

About this book


The various regions within the EU are marked by a high degree of disparity with regard to their economic performance and productivity, and as regards their labour markets. Facing these regional differences, the task of regional and spatial sciences is to develop concepts and strategies to reduce and prevent territorial imbalances. Thus "territorial cohesion" stands for a more balanced spatial development, and aims to improve integration throughout the EU. Although the term is used in many EU documents and strategies, its meaning remains vague and unclear. The scientific articles in this annual deal with the interpretations of this term, the challenges of European spatial development policy, and the problems and concepts involved in achieving territorial cohesion. Furthermore two short reports illustrate the implementation of territorial cohesion on the basis of two research projects.


EU Environmental Policy European Spatial Development Policy European Union (EU) Governance Regional Co-operation in Europe Russia Suburbia Transboundayry Governance Urbanisation environmental protection integration labour market sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Dietmar Scholich
    • 1
  1. 1.Academy for Spatial Research and PlanningHannoverGermany

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