The historical evolution of planning and metropolitan governance in the Greater Copenhagen Region

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This paper explores the transformation of metropolitan planning policies and institutions in the Greater Copenhagen Region (GCR) over the past century. The paper’s focus is twofold. First, it develops an understanding regarding the fluctuating planning context in the GCR through a historical analysis concerned with the evolution of ad hoc regional plans. Furthering this analysis, the paper then delves into the diverse forms of metropolitan governance in the GCR and classifies them into different periods defined by particular policy milestones. The case of metropolitan planning and governance in the GCR is inspiring from an international comparative planning perspective given that the spatial concepts and logics provided by the influential 1947 Finger Plan for Greater Copenhagen as well as its succeeding descendants have endured as the foundation for modern city and regional planning to date. In this light, Greater Copenhagen is nowadays largely conceived as a spatially functional region in terms of encompassing a sound and cohesive housing and labour market with common environmental preservation and recreational areas across municipality limits. However, the paper also attempts to highlight that planning and governance at the metropolitan levels have been historically complex given the inherent discrepancies that commonly emerge between the evolving functional city-region and the political-administrative structures wherein Greater Copenhagen is located.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of American City & Regional Planning History : 2013 Paper Abstracts
PublisherSociety of American City and Regional Planning History
Publication date5 Oct 2013
Pages118-119
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2013
EventSociety of American City & Regional Planning History: Society for American City & Regional Planning History - Toronto Downtown Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Duration: 3 Oct 20136 Oct 2013

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ConferenceSociety of American City & Regional Planning History
LocationToronto Downtown Courtyard Marriott Hotel
CountryCanada
CityToronto, Ontario
Period03/10/201306/10/2013

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  • city-region planning, metropolitan governance, 1947 Finger Plan, Finger Plan directive, Greater Copenhagen Region

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Galland, D. (2013). The historical evolution of planning and metropolitan governance in the Greater Copenhagen Region. In Society of American City & Regional Planning History : 2013 Paper Abstracts (pp. 118-119). Society of American City and Regional Planning History.
Galland, Daniel. / The historical evolution of planning and metropolitan governance in the Greater Copenhagen Region. Society of American City & Regional Planning History : 2013 Paper Abstracts. Society of American City and Regional Planning History, 2013. pp. 118-119
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Galland, D 2013, The historical evolution of planning and metropolitan governance in the Greater Copenhagen Region. in Society of American City & Regional Planning History : 2013 Paper Abstracts. Society of American City and Regional Planning History, pp. 118-119, Society of American City & Regional Planning History, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 03/10/2013.

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Society of American City & Regional Planning History : 2013 Paper Abstracts. Society of American City and Regional Planning History, 2013. p. 118-119.

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