Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago

GCI Comparative Urbanisms Lecture Series

"Governance for the Spatial Development of EU Macro-Regions and US Mega-Regions"

Stefanie Dühr
Associate Professor, Radboud University
Nijmegen School of Management
Department of Spatial Planning
The Netherlands

Thursday, May 26, 2011
3 - 4:30pm

In the EU and the USA, there have been more calls in recent years for macro-regional or mega-regional policy responses to better address functional interdependencies between territories and achieve more policy coherence. Dr. Stefanie Dühr will present experiences with EU macro-regional strategies to date, and discuss the questions that arise in relation to arrangements for territorial governance. She will
compare the EU approach to the debate on US mega-regions and cooperation around the Great Lakes.

Dr. Dühr is currently an International Visiting Scholar at the Great Cities Institute. Her research
focuses on European spatial planning and territorial cooperation, the Europeanization of spatial
planning, comparative planning, and cartographic representations in planning. This current research is a work in progress, and Dr. Dühr will encourage comments to further shape her research agenda.

For more info and to RSVP (appreciated): tmccoo2@uic.edu

Great Cities Institute, Suite 400 CUPPA Hall
412 South Peoria, Chicago, IL 60607

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