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Planning in Luxembourg: innovation and tradition under one umbrella?


Europa XXI 35 (2018)


Hans, Sebastian : Autor ORCID ; Böhme, Kai : Autor



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spatial planning ; governance ; Luxembourg ; growth ; innovation ; participation ; cross-border planning


For quite some while Luxembourg has seen an impressive socio-economic development, rendering spatial planning interesting. Although the spatial planning system in Luxembourg is relatively young, it is used to digest and to distribute the socio-economic growth and push for a more polycentric territorial structure. For this, policy makers have a range of instruments available. These include traditional but also many forward-thinking approaches, which give spatial planning in Luxembourg an innovative edge compared to other European countries. Among these forward-thinking approaches are e.g. national public participation processes, soft territorial cooperation or cross-border planning. Therefore, we argue in this article that supplementary to the traditional elements, spatial planning in Luxembourg has many innovative features, deserving more attention in the international planners’ community. Indeed, policy makers from all around Europe can learn and capitalise from the Luxembourgish experiences.


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