Spatial analysis and the measurement of territorial cohesion

Abstract : In this paper Claude Grasland distinguishes two groups of methods that introduce the spatial dimension in territorial cohesion: territorial analysis tools and spatial analysis tools. He introduces this topic by explaining the process of “knowledge production” in European spatial planning and refers to the dialogue between scientists and policy makers as a “creative conflict”. He outlines that a policy of territorial cohesion should necessarily be based on data and analysis that take into consideration
the effects of spatial accessibility and territorial belonging. Finally, it is emphasised that the operationalisation of the concept of territorial cohesion needs to be based on a clear theoretical and methodological framework that considers four different dimensions. The papers is illustrated by several example derived from results of the ESPON Program (projects 3.1 and 3.2) and the Hypercarte project.
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Claude Grasland. Spatial analysis and the measurement of territorial cohesion. 1st ESPON Scientific Conference, Oct 2005, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. pp.163-174. ⟨halshs-00175558⟩



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