The European Council of Spatial Planners - Conseil Européen des Urbanistes (ECTP-CEU) are running a workshop on “Planning and Territorial Cohesion" in conformity with the principles of territorial cohesion elaborated in the institutions of the European Union to bring Young Planners throughout Europe to exchange visions and experiences of spatial planning.
The programme comprises of virtual workshops held between April and December 2012 seeking to examine topics such as: urban systems of cities; influences of changing population on occupation and housing; specific questions regarding cross border areas; territorial development of uninhabited rural areas, using case studies of different regions across Europe chosen by each national group. It will culminate in a presentation at the ETCP-CEU General Meeting in Brussels in December 2012.
The Workshop are formed by planners from United Kingdom (Royal Town Planning Institute), Spain (Master on Planning in University of Zaragoza) France Collectif National des Jeunes Urbanistes); Norway (Human Geography University Of Oslo) and Ireland (Irish Planning Institute) to share ideas about how to better exploit regional potential and territorial capital in working towards sustainable development in assessing its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to develop debates about issues surrounding territorial cohesion in European regions.
Groups are working on different areas and different topics but under a common perspective on “How planning strategies can influence territorial cohesion?”
See also the Workshop online blog: http://ypwectp.wordpress.com/