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Title: Advantageous fragmentation? Reimagining metropolitan governance and spatial planning in Rhine-Main
Authors: Hoyler, Michael
Freytag, Tim
Mager, Christoph
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © Alexandrine Press
Citation: HOYLER, M., FREYTAG, T. and MAGER, C., 2006. Advantageous fragmentation? Reimagining metropolitan governance and spatial planning in Rhine-Main. Built Environment, 32(2), pp.124-136.
Abstract: This paper traces the latest round of debates about appropriate scales and scopes of government and governance in Rhine-Main - an economically highly integrated but politically, territorially and emotionally divided region. We identify a downscaling of political power from the regional to the municipal level, and an upscaling of informal networking and image building to an extended regional scale. These countertrends are signs of a more complex geographical rearrangement in municipal and institutional relations. The inherent contradictions in the rescaling and reimagining of Rhine-Main are evident in the Strategic Vision for Frankfurt/Rhein-Main 2020. Its new conceptualization of Rhine-Main postulates complementary polycentricity as a competitive asset but remains firmly grounded in an institutional territorial logic that contravenes its own economically-driven agenda.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Built Environment [© Alexandrine Press]. The definitive version: HOYLER, M., FREYTAG, T. and MAGER. C., 2006: Advantageous fragmentation? Reimagining metropolitan governance and spatial planning in Rhine-Main. Built Environment, 32(2), pp. 124-136, is available at: http://www.atypon-link.com/ALEX/toc/benv/32/2.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/2454
ISSN: 0263-7960
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