Based on cases and interviews in Britain, Europe and the United States, this book explains the recurrence of regional planning and of initiatives in regional governance, in a wide range of advanced industrial countries. Providing an analysis of the nature of regional planning and governance, the book traces the development of regional planning and the institutions associated with it. It also looks at the way that regions have been changing their form under pressure from economic and political developments and examines how regional planning and governance has responded, comparing experience in the UK, the rest of Europe and the US.
In concluding that regionalism is an imperative feature of politics in most countries, associated with almost any of the variety of forms of governance, the author offers a major appraisal of the significance of regional planning in an intemational context

chapter 1|55 pages

The Rise of UK Practice

chapter 2|57 pages

Containment by Conference

South East England and the West Midlands

chapter 3|38 pages

Adversity and Innovation

Strathclyde and North West England

chapter 6|56 pages

A Europe of Regions in Flux

chapter 7|44 pages

United States, But Enduring Regionalism

chapter 8|52 pages

Regions and the Nature of Regional Planning

A Cross-National Comparison