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Urban futures in planning, policy and regional science: Are we entering a post-urban world?  (
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2080-6859
2014 (English)In: Built Environment, ISSN 0263-7960, Vol. 40, no 4, 447-457 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper discusses the challenges that “the triumph of the city” entails for urban policy, planning and research. The paper contains a brief overviews of factors behind the triumph of the city, − for instance, whether it can be argued that we are entering a post-urban world, − the challenges that metropolitan regions’ and megacities’ internal relationships, governance and external relationships are facing, and the challenges for policy, planning and research. A conclusion is that planning and policy have good experience in handling the built environment, but that the real challenge for “the post-urban world” is to contribute to improved social environments by building a social capital that secures urban social cohesion.

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2014. Vol. 40, no 4, 447-457 p.
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governance approach, megacity, metropolitan area, social capital, urban planning, urban policy, urban society
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Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-184894ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84920283177OAI: diva2:917507

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Available from: 2016-04-06 Created: 2016-04-06 Last updated: 2016-04-07Bibliographically approved

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