- Urban-Regional Trialogue on Regional Land Use Management    click here to open paper content239 kb
by    Engelke, Dirk & Jacobi, Juri | engelke@pakora.net   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
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The R&D project “FLAIR” on regional land use management analyses the urban-regional trialogue of cities, regions, private consultants and investors. It focuses on the involved actors in the arena, their role(s) and their way of acting by setting the agenda of regional governance.
Trialogues are not only taking place in an urban context, they also take place in an urban-regional context. One example of this shared-power project environment is regional land use management where cities, regions, private consultants and possible investors are in the arena and set their agenda.

A research project which analyses this urban-regional trialogue is ''Land Use Management by Innovative Regional Planning'', called FLAIR by the German acronym. It’s a joint project by the ''Regionalverband Südlicher Oberrhein'', the body by public law responsible for regional planning in the Region Southern Upper River Rhine the Institute for the Foundations of Planning at the University of Stuttgart and pakora.net – network for towns and regions, a private consultant at Karlsruhe.
The project FLAIR introduces a problem based approach in regional governance and planning and proposes an update of the traditional instrument of so called regional plan.

The project approach does not start with methods, instruments or theories to reduce land claims but with the query of spatial conflicts as starting point. This approach of 'Problems-First-Planning' includes interviews with experts to identify complex spatial problems and conflicts as well as experiences on land use management in Switzerland, the Netherlands and France.

Local Brownfield potentials are surveyed qualitatively and quantitatively in ten communities of the Region of Southern Upper River Rhine. Two so called strategic planning procedures will be done in order to develop strategies how to activate Brownfield potentials and reduce the consumption of open land.

The used approach intends to provide more adequate strategies of high political and practical relevance and furthermore stimulate an update of regional planning tools and an innovative land use management.
Regional Development, Land Use Management , Regional Governance
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