Approaches to integrate land-use and transport planning. Analysing the political dimension of integrative planning Authors Meike Levin-Keitel https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7943-4458 Irina Kim Reeker DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.35 Keywords: integrated planning, transport planning, conceptualisation of integration, policy, politics, polity Abstract Assuming that mobility behaviour of citizens can be partially influenced by certain spatial structures, the integration of land-use and transport planning seems to be a key aspect of a transition towards sustainable mobility. Such an integrated planning approach is characterised, for example, by increased cross-sectoral interaction, softened institutionalised boundaries between the two sectors of land-use and transport planning as well as cross-sectorally shared goals. However, this often-articulated claim for integration remains unclear in its implementation. Hence, this article presents a conceptual framework within the three dimensions of policy, polity and politics to grasp what integration comprises in its different aspects. The two German cities of Dortmund and Hanover serve as case studies. It appears that informal interaction (politics) between the two sectors acts as a necessary precondition whereas true political will and shared targets (policy) are needed to really initiate the process towards integration. Ultimately, an approach is fully integrated if the institutional design (polity) is adapted in terms of hierarchical coordination and largely removed sectoral boundaries. Downloads PDF HTML Published 2021-04-26 How to Cite Levin-Keitel, M., & Reeker, I. K. . (2021). Approaches to integrate land-use and transport planning. Analysing the political dimension of integrative planning. Raumforschung Und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.35 More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Online first Section Article License Copyright (c) 2021 Meike Levin-Keitel, Irina Kim Reeker This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Articles in Raumforschung und Raumordnung - Spatial Research and Planing are published under a Creative Commons license. Until Vol. 79 No. 1, articles were published under a CC BY-SA license. From Vol. 79 No. 2 (2021), the license applied is the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0. Under this license, anyone may access, copy, redistribute, or adapt these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited and the contributions are distributed under the same license as the original.