There have been discussions in a range of contexts of the links between spatial planning and actions on major infrastructure. Here this relationship is framed by considering the political, ideological and geographical drivers of state policies and actions in the spatial planning and infrastructure fields. The empirical focus is a study of current large scale spatial planning activities in the UK over the last decade or so, largely within England. Analysis of these cases shows the importance of understanding planning and infrastructure together, given that the emerging initiatives on infrastructure and in big spatial planning are very much connected.
School of the Built Environment
Year of publication: 2020Date of RADAR deposit: 2019-11-26