Europa XXI (2024) vol. 47

Current challenges for local spatial planning in EU country systems (2)

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Uncovering Spatial Planning Values through Law: Insights from Central East European Planning Systems

Maciej J. Nowak, Andrei Mitrea, Krisztina Filepné Kovács, Evelin Jürgenson, Paulina Legutko-Kobus, Alexandru-Ionut Petrișor, Velislava Simeonova, Małgorzata Blaszke

Europa XXI (2024) vol. 47, pp. 8 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7.7163/Eu21.2024.47.8

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The spatial planning act should define the key values of a given planning system. However, legally defining these values does not guarantee their smooth or efficient implementation. However, it should provide guidance in their subsequent interpretation. Spatial planning law defines values but does not guarantee their realisation. The articulation of values in spatial planning law must, as a rule, be more general, detailed by specific provisions and considered in judicial interpretation.The aim of this article is to extract and comparative analysis spatial planning values comprised within national legal acts of Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania. It then sets out to compare these values to the planning practices within these countries. Values stated in legislation at the national level are also applicable at lower planning levels, particularly at the local level. Their inclusion in Acts is therefore very important from the perspective of planning practice. For the purposes of this article, values in spatial planning are those comprised within national laws on spatial planning matters. This refers to the values explicitly identified and included at the beginning of such laws. The way these values are framed and understood is explored in the article. The legal recognition of values in spatial planning can provide a basis for their wider implementation. However, there are several barriers against their successful implementation. Different jurisdictions engage with these values in distinct ways. The same applies to actual planning practice. Identifying and comparing the ways in which spatial planning values are framed in the laws of the surveyed countries made it possible to single out values that are repeated in all systems (e.g., sustainable development, environmental protection, protection of architectural properties and public interest) and values that are framed differently across Central East Europe planning systems.

Keywords: law, spatial planning, sustainable development, values

Maciej J. Nowak [maciej.nowak@zut.edu.pl], Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie Wydział Ekonomiczny
Andrei Mitrea [andrei.mitrea@uauim.ro], Department of Urban Planning and Territorial Development, School of Urban Planning, “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest, Romania
Krisztina Filepné Kovács [filepne.kovacs.krisztina@uni-mate.hu], Department of Landscape planning and Regional Development, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Evelin Jürgenson [evelin.jyrgenson@emu.ee], Forest and Land Management and Wood Processing Technologies, Institute of Forestry and Engineering, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia
Paulina Legutko-Kobus [plegut@sgh.waw.pl], Department of Public Policy, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), 02-554 Warsaw, Poland
Alexandru-Ionut Petrișor [alexandru_petrisor@yahoo.com], Doctoral School of Urban Planning, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania; Department of Architecture, Faculty of Urbanism and Architecture, Technical University of Moldova, Chişinău, Moldova, National Institute for Research and Development in Tourism, Bucharest, Romania; and National Institute for Research and Development in Constructions, Urbanism and Sustainable Spatial Development URBAN-INCERC, Bucharest, Romania
Velislava Simeonova [v.simeonova@ub.edu, velislavasimeonova@gmail.com], Faculty of Geography and History, Department of Geography, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Małgorzata Blaszke [malgorzata.blaszke@zut.edu.pl], Departament of Real Estate, Faculty of Economics, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, 70-310, Poland

Citation

APA: Nowak, M., Mitrea, A., Filepné Kovács, K., Jürgenson, E., Legutko-Kobus, P., Petrișor, A., Simeonova, V., & Blaszke, M. (2024). Uncovering Spatial Planning Values through Law: Insights from Central East European Planning Systems. Europa XXI, 47, 8. https://doi.org/10.7.7163/Eu21.2024.47.8
MLA: Nowak, Maciej J., et al. "Uncovering Spatial Planning Values through Law: Insights from Central East European Planning Systems". Europa XXI, vol. 47, 2024, pp. 8. https://doi.org/10.7.7163/Eu21.2024.47.8
Chicago: Nowak, Maciej J., Mitrea, Andrei, Filepné Kovács, Krisztina, Jürgenson, Evelin, Legutko-Kobus, Paulina, Petrișor, Alexandru-Ionut, Simeonova, Velislava, and Blaszke, Małgorzata. "Uncovering Spatial Planning Values through Law: Insights from Central East European Planning Systems". Europa XXI 47 (2024): 8. https://doi.org/10.7.7163/Eu21.2024.47.8
Harvard: Nowak, M., Mitrea, A., Filepné Kovács, K., Jürgenson, E., Legutko-Kobus, P., Petrișor, A., Simeonova, V., & Blaszke, M. 2024. "Uncovering Spatial Planning Values through Law: Insights from Central East European Planning Systems". Europa XXI, vol. 47, pp. 8. https://doi.org/10.7.7163/Eu21.2024.47.8

Review

Book Review: Spatial Planning Systems in Europe. Comparison and Trajectories

Alexandru-Ionut Petrișor

Europa XXI (2024) vol. 47, pp. 13

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Book Review: Spatial Planning Systems in Europe. Comparison and Trajectories

Edited by Vincent Nadin, Giancarlo Cotella, and Peter Schmitt, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK / Northampton, MA, USA, 328 pages, ISBN 9781839106248 (cased) / 9781839106255 (eBook) https://doi.org/10.4337/9781839106255

Alexandru-Ionut Petrișor [alexandru_petrisor@yahoo.com], Doctoral School of Urban Planning, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania; Department of Architecture, Faculty of Urbanism and Architecture, Technical University of Moldova, Chişinău, Moldova, National Institute for Research and Development in Tourism, Bucharest, Romania; and National Institute for Research and Development in Constructions, Urbanism and Sustainable Spatial Development URBAN-INCERC, Bucharest, Romania

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APA: Petrișor, A. (2024). Book Review: Spatial Planning Systems in Europe. Comparison and Trajectories. Europa XXI, 47, 13. https://doi.org/
MLA: Petrișor, Alexandru-Ionut. "Book Review: Spatial Planning Systems in Europe. Comparison and Trajectories". Europa XXI, vol. 47, 2024, pp. 13. https://doi.org/
Chicago: Petrișor, Alexandru-Ionut. "Book Review: Spatial Planning Systems in Europe. Comparison and Trajectories". Europa XXI 47 (2024): 13. https://doi.org/
Harvard: Petrișor, A. 2024. "Book Review: Spatial Planning Systems in Europe. Comparison and Trajectories". Europa XXI, vol. 47, pp. 13. https://doi.org/

Articles

Towards A New Typology For Classifying Urban Riverfront Character Sections: Insights From European Cities

Rebeka Petrtýlová, Matej Jaššo

Europa XXI (2024) vol. 47, pp. 14

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Riverfronts in cities usually form different sections, expressing the city changing tonality or diversity of functions alongside the water edge. The diverse surrounding of rivers in urban areas requires a specific management approach, reflecting the needs of the individual riverfront sections. However, the management of urban riverfronts currently lacks a typology that would form the basis for this approach. This paper aims to contribute to the creation of a new typology of urban riverfronts, which can assist in sustainable development of river spaces while maintaining the riverfront’s diversity. The research included four stages, namely identifying existing riverfront typologies; exploring them in the environment of four European riverfronts - – Hamburg, Bremen, Bratislava and Vienna; identifying gaps in selected typologies; and formulating recommendations for development of a new urban riverfronts typology. The gaps in current typologies were concerned mainly with lack of specificity, lack of consideration for variations and qualitative parameters. The new typology of riverfront character sections can enable using tailored solutions and preserve the values related to a given place. It is an invaluable tool for precision of spatial management of riverfronts and planning in general.

Keywords: riverfronts, rivers, character, typology

Rebeka Petrtýlová [rebekapetrtylova@gmail.com], Institute of Management, Slovak University of Technology Vazovova 5, 812 43, Bratislava: Slovak Republic
Matej Jaššo, Spectra Centre of Excellence of the EU, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava Vazovova 5, 812 43 Bratislava: Slovak Republic

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APA: Petrtýlová, R., & Jaššo, M. (2024). Towards A New Typology For Classifying Urban Riverfront Character Sections: Insights From European Cities. Europa XXI, 47, 14. https://doi.org/
MLA: Petrtýlová, Rebeka, and Jaššo, Matej. "Towards A New Typology For Classifying Urban Riverfront Character Sections: Insights From European Cities". Europa XXI, vol. 47, 2024, pp. 14. https://doi.org/
Chicago: Petrtýlová, Rebeka, and Jaššo, Matej. "Towards A New Typology For Classifying Urban Riverfront Character Sections: Insights From European Cities". Europa XXI 47 (2024): 14. https://doi.org/
Harvard: Petrtýlová, R., & Jaššo, M. 2024. "Towards A New Typology For Classifying Urban Riverfront Character Sections: Insights From European Cities". Europa XXI, vol. 47, pp. 14. https://doi.org/