You are cordially invited to attend the Urban Studies Lecture by Prof. Dr. Enrico Gualini
Metropolitan space as strategic-relational construct: Multi-level governance, multi-scalar strategies, and the emergence of new policy spaces in the Randstad
Wednesday, 20 April 2011, 15:00 – 17:00, Roeterseiland – Building E – Room: E0.10
Metropolitan regions are increasingly characterized as emergent, flexible ‘action spaces’ standing in a complex relationship with formal-institutional territorial units. Yet there is relatively little attention in metropolitan research for the spatial rationales, discourses and practices involved. Practices of metropolitan governance can be seen as a process of rescaling, by which new constellations of interests and power and new practices and arenas of governance are intimately interconnected with struggles for the definition of new spatial strategies. The presentation takes recent developments in the (northern) Randstad as an occasion for reflecting upon theoretical frameworks for research on the emergence and co-evolution of metropolitan policy spaces as a manifestation of change in territorial policy.
Prof. Dr. Enrico Gualini is Professor of Planning theory at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, TU Berlin. In the course of the Urban Studies Programme Enrico Gualini spends time at the University of Amsterdam to work with Urban Studies researchers, give lectures and teach PhD students.