Cross-border Governance and Sustainable Spatial Development

Mind the Gaps!

  • Markus Leibenath
  • Ewa Korcelli-Olejniczak
  • Robert Knippschild

Part of the Central and Eastern European Development Studies book series (CEEDES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Exploring the gaps

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Markus Leibenath
      Pages 1-11
  3. External influences and framework conditions

  4. Cross-border governance at regional level

  5. Cross-border co-operation between cities and metropolitan regions

  6. Sectoral perspectives on border regions

  7. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Markus Leibenath, Ewa Korcelli-Olejniczak, Robert Knippschild
      Pages 187-193

About this book


Border regions in Central Europe undergo tremendous changes due to the enlargement of the European Union and the related processes of Europeanization, bordering and re-bordering. The book explores the consequences of these processes for cross-border governance and spatial planning in Central Europe. It combines analyses of European and national framework conditions with case studies from border regions and cities in 8 countries. The focus is on generic questions of cross-border planning and cooperation as well as on selected sectors such as nature conservation, transport and economic development. The book is written for the international scientific community and for practitioners in the fields of spatial planning, cross-border cooperation, environmental protection and structural policy.


Central Europe Cross-border European Union (EU) Governance Institution Policy Spatial Planning biosphere environmental protection nature conservation sustainable development transport

Authors and affiliations

  • Markus Leibenath
    • 1
  • Ewa Korcelli-Olejniczak
    • 2
  • Robert Knippschild
    • 3
  1. 1.Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development01217 DresdenGermany
  2. 2.PAN Warsaw Institute of Geography and Spatial OrganizationPoland
  3. 3.Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development01217 DresdenGermany

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