Supranational identities in planning
1Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019091227994
|Publish Date:|| 2019-09-12
This paper studies how different kinds of regional identities (cultural, strategic and functional) are intertwined in supranational planning processes. By using Cascadia in North America and Barents in Europe as examples, it is shown that although the significance of identity is relatively unclear, territory–network interplay contributes to the idea of (bounded) regions and regional identities. Issues related to territorial symmetry and inclusion/exclusion indicate that while territory has its allure, identity can also emerge within softer, fuzzy spaces with several simultaneous demarcations. Although strategic and functional identities are emphasized in contemporary (soft) planning, elements of cultural identity can be observed, too.
|Pages:||911 - 921|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
519 Social and economic geography
The author is grateful to the Academy of Finland for financial support [Relate CoE: grant numbers 272168 and 307348], and also to the University of Oulu for afieldworkgrant.
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
272168 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
307348 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
© 2017 Regional Studies Association. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Regional studies 07 Sep 2017, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2017.1360481.