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Spatial dynamics and strategic planning in metropolitan areas (SPIMA)

With the continuous urban sprawl in Europe and merging of urban zones within metropolitan areas, it is of key importance to assess the role of spatial planning policy and urban governance processes at metropolitan level. Spatial planning policy is one of the three main topics of cooperation in metropolitan areas across Europe. Being cross-sectoral, coordinating and integrating, metropolitan spatial policy can play a significant role in promoting sustainable and inclusive growth.

The project is carried out on behalf of Oslo and Akershus County, Prague, Lyon, Lille, Brussels, Terrassa, Brno, Zürich, Turin and Vienna. The project is lead by the Stichting Wageningen Research (Alterra) in the Netherlands.

Read more about the project on the ESPON website

Norwegian version


    • Stichting Wageningen Research (Alterra) (lead)
    • Metropolitan Research Institute, Hungary

Project period

Start: 16/09/2016

End: 30/11/2017


    • ESPON


  • EUR 60 552 (NIBR)

Project number

    3590 (NIBR)