Stakeholders in the local service centre: who should be involved in the planning process? Insights from Poland, Czech Republic and Denmark

Lukasz Damurski, Jacek Pluta, Karel Maier, Hans Thor Andersen

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Local service centres and their role for quality of life.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftBulletin of Geography. Socio-Economic Series
Vol/bind43
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)91-106
Antal sider16
ISSN1732-4254
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 21 mar. 2019

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Czech Republic
planning process
Denmark
Poland
stakeholder
personal services
public communications
citizens' participation
social integration
public space
urban planning
value added
decision-making process
community
best practice
municipality
quality of life
public policy
town
leadership

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  • bygeografi
  • serviceforsyning
  • Livskvalitet

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