Online from: 1988
Subject Area: Industry and Public Sector Management
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|Title:||Integration of economic and spatial planning across scales|
|Author(s):||Alan Townsend, (Durham University, Durham, UK)|
|Citation:||Alan Townsend, (2009) "Integration of economic and spatial planning across scales", International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 22 Iss: 7, pp.643 - 659|
|Keywords:||Economic development, Economic planning, England, Recession, Regeneration, Regional government|
|DOI:||10.1108/09513550910993399 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This paper aims to study a major aspect of the recent Treasury-led
Design/methodology/approach – The paper analyses several aspects of the existing work of regional development agencies (RDAs) to illustrate where they could be better informed to undertake their anticipated role in regional spatial planning.
Findings – The Labour Government has been forced to change its approach to reforms at the sub-national level. In November, 2008 it performed a late compromise in response to the consultation on the
Practical implications – The paper informs approaches to the preparation of single regional strategies and highlights the need to give greater attention to the links between policy making and delivery at national, regional and local scales.
Originality/value – The paper draws on the perspectives of a senior academic who has also worked both as a civil service research officer in regional economic planning and as a member of local, district and county committees in local governance. This experience suggests that the Government's approach to reform was informed by an agenda that was too biased towards economic and too little to environmental and social priorities.
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