Polycentric spatial development: institutional challenges to intermunicipal cooperation
2011 (English)In: Jahrbuch für Regional Wissenschaft, ISSN 0173-7600, Vol. 31, no 2, 155-171 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Policies supporting a polycentric metropolitan spatial structure have been suggested as an effective way to achieve sustainable environmental, economic and social urban development. However, there are significant challenges to implementing a polycentric spatial strategy in practice. Metropolitan space is governed by many large and small municipalities and infrastructure investments are determined by local, regional and national authorities and private developers. Polycentric spatial strategies meet classic collective action problems since local costs and benefits are asymmetrical. Most metropolitan regions lack effective institutions for resolving social dilemmas and collective action challenges that could facilitate land use and transport policies supporting polycentric or other sustainable spatial strategies. This study of intermunicipal dialogue regarding the polycentric spatial strategy in the Stockholmregion suggests that cooperation for polycentric spatial development may in fact lead instead to a corridor development pattern.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 31, no 2, 155-171 p.
institutions polycentric spatial development planning
institutioner flerkärnig planering utveckling
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-61028DOI: 10.1007/s10037-011-0054-xScopusID: 2-s2.0-80053574622OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-61028DiVA: diva2:478390
QC 201201172012-01-162012-01-162012-01-17Bibliographically approved