Spatial planning for Smart Sustainable Development: Interface (edited by M.K. Ng and C. Wong)

Cecilia Wong (Editor)

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Abstract

There has been a lack of coherent spatial thinking in policymaking in the UK due to political and economic considerations. This discussion, based on a spatial planning perspective, explains how the UK government’s often aspatial approach to policymaking and hiding behind the façade of market-led ideology does not stand the test when examining the R&D regional expenditure patterns. It also illustrates that complex layers of administrative boundaries have created a confusing governance structure and closed development possibilities. It finally sheds light on the experience of being a critical friend of the policy community to engender mutual learning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)759-798
Number of pages50
JournalPlanning Theory and Practice
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2022

Keywords

  • R&D
  • Spatial thinking
  • geography
  • institutions
  • policy making

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