Spatial Planning and Regional Development in Portugal

Spatial Planning and Regional Development in Portugal

The ‘Spatial planning and regional development in Portugal’ publication is a systematic and comprehensive overview of the Portuguese spatial planning system and a complementary overview on its regional policy and regional development. It is perhaps the first time that spatial development compendiums in Portugal bring these domains together and address them in a joint and systematized document, for ease of reading and understanding of the system as a whole.

Objectives:

With European and national territorial actors, academia, policymakers and practitioners in mind the Directorate-General for Territory (DGT) has collected substantive information on key contextual factors, instruments and processes that are often seen as hermetic by ‘insiders’, in a reader-friendly way. In Portugal, much like in other member-states, a process of Europeanisation fostered by strategic frameworks such as the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP), the Territorial Agenda and EU structural and cohesion policies has triggered the need for traditional planning instruments to work alongside multiple soft planning practices to accommodate territorial dynamics and development demands, while promoting spatial transformation with a non-statutory framework. Presenting the Portuguese spatial planning system and regional development policies in a joint publication brings together these often converging and often conflicting spatial development paths, to further illustrate the yet untapped potential of a more systematic articulation.

 

Financed: 
Yes
Entidades: 
Direção Geral do Território - Ministério do Ambiente e da Ação Climática
Keywords: 

spatial planning; regional development; policy innovation

The ‘Spatial planning and regional development in Portugal’ publication is a systematic and comprehensive overview of the Portuguese spatial planning system and a complementary overview on its regional policy and regional development. It is perhaps the first time that spatial development compendiums in Portugal bring these domains together and address them in a joint and systematized document, for ease of reading and understanding of the system as a whole.

Objectives:

With European and national territorial actors, academia, policymakers and practitioners in mind the Directorate-General for Territory (DGT) has collected substantive information on key contextual factors, instruments and processes that are often seen as hermetic by ‘insiders’, in a reader-friendly way. In Portugal, much like in other member-states, a process of Europeanisation fostered by strategic frameworks such as the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP), the Territorial Agenda and EU structural and cohesion policies has triggered the need for traditional planning instruments to work alongside multiple soft planning practices to accommodate territorial dynamics and development demands, while promoting spatial transformation with a non-statutory framework. Presenting the Portuguese spatial planning system and regional development policies in a joint publication brings together these often converging and often conflicting spatial development paths, to further illustrate the yet untapped potential of a more systematic articulation.

 

Parceria: 
Unintegrated

SPRD

Coordenador 
Start Date: 
01/03/2020
End Date: 
30/11/2020
Duração: 
9 meses
Closed