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Invoking new metropolitan imaginaries: what type of metropolitan region for what kind of metropolitan planning and governance?

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posted on 04.06.2019 by Valeria Fedeli, Patricia Feiertag, John Harrison
This chapter asks whether new metropolitan imaginaries are meaning-ful in any essential sense. It does this by considering the implications for metropolitan regions, planning and governance of new metropolitan (and other spatial) imaginaries. We reveal the inherent unevenness that maps of these spatial imaginaries often belie. This unevenness in institutional capacity, spatial coherence and planning competency is critical because it allows us to consider the extent to which metropolitan spatial imaginaries equate to examples of deep or shallow-rooted regionalism. The importance we attach to this is the potential to identify those metropolitan regional imaginaries which are likely to develop into harder institutional forms, which might remain weakly institutionalised, and which could just as easily disappear altogether. The contribution of this chapter is to examine a series of tensions – urban-rural, elites-citizens, urban-suburban, static-dynamic – and the challenges and opportunities for mobilising meaningful spatial imaginaries for planning and governing metropolitan regions.

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  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Published in

Metropolitan Regions, Planning and Governance

Pages

173 - 192

Citation

FEDELI, V., FEIERTAG, P and HARRISON, J., 2020. Invoking new metropolitan imaginaries: what type of metropolitan region for what kind of metropolitan planning and governance? IN: Zimmermann, K., Galland, D. and Harrison, J. (eds.) Metropolitan Regions, Planning and Governance. New York: Springer, pp.173-192.

Publisher

Springer

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG

Publication date

2019-10-25

Copyright date

2020

ISBN

9783030256319; 9783030256326

Language

en

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