Spatial justice in spatial planning: differences and similarities in theory vs spatial planners' thoughts
Spatial justice is regarded as one of the guiding principles in the Dutch and German spatial planning systems, even though both scientific debates and the outcomes show a lack of awareness about this issue. This research shows that in the Provincie Zuid-Holland and Regionalverband Ruhr regions spatial planners consider spatial justice as an important spatial planning task. Both the Dutch and German spatial planning systems show further regionalisation of spatial planning tasks due to neo-liberalisation processes. For implementation of spatial justice, spatial planners in the Provincie Zuid-Holland see this institution as suited, where discussion among spatial planners can be found in the Regionalverband Ruhr because the role of the Regionalverband Ruhr is considered less important since they believe that cities can perform this task better. The implementation of spatial justice by improving of potential mobility and person accessibility in regional visions is not discussed in scientific literature yet but considered being important by spatial planners in the Provincie Zuid-Holland and Regionalverband Ruhr, to improve equal chances and quality of life of the inhabitants. Inclusion of the transport networks and accessibility of cities and transport in regional spatial visions is considered as important in both regions to improve spatial justice.
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen