Does the responsible body of regional planning influence its plan contents and regional urban development? Theoretical considerations and an empirical analysis for Germany

Authors

  • David Pehlke Justus-Liebig-University Giessen Department of Geography Spatial Plannung and Urban Geography https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8095-7934
  • Christian Diller Justus-Liebig University Giessen Department of Geography Spatial Planning and Urban Geography
  • Sebastian Eichhorn Institute for Regional and Urban Development Spatial Planning and Urban Design https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3825-0614

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.74

Keywords:

Responsible body, regional planning, regulatory intensity, causes, impact analysis, land take

Abstract

This paper deals with the question of whether the responsible body of regional planning has an influence on the regulatory intensity of regional plans on the one hand and on regional settlement development on the other hand. Seven hypotheses
are formulated for this purpose. Based on a nationwide evaluation of regional plans and data on settlement development in Germany, these hypotheses are tested. The presumed clear
correlations between the degree of centralization of responsible bodies and the regulatory intensity cannot be confirmed. However, a final hypothesis for further research can be stated. The effect of regulatory intensity on land take varies between
different responsible bodies. The effectiveness of the formal spatial planning instruments depends on the implementation competencies of the responsible body.

 

 

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Issue publication date 2021-10-29 (version 2)
Published online first 2021-08-30 (version 1)

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Pehlke, D., Diller, C., & Eichhorn, S. (2021). Does the responsible body of regional planning influence its plan contents and regional urban development? Theoretical considerations and an empirical analysis for Germany. Raumforschung Und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning, 79(5), 484-500. https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.74 (Original work published August 30, 2021)

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