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Emergence of a region : exploring the role of spatial planning in the emergence of high-tech region ELAt using assemblage and actor-network theory

Alda Alagić (UGent) , Luuk Boelens (UGent) and Marc Glaudemans
(2017) EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES. 25(7). p.1217-1236
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Regions or regional development have not only gained importance in spatial planning, but also got fuzzy meanings. Originally regions refer to a specific geographical demarcated area, often with an inductive historic or cultural meaning. In the meantime, in our networked world, the concept also refers to transport regions based on models of daily urban systems, or functional regions based on distinctive urban or social functions. Within the post-industrial era, the concept also gained importance as economic regions. In this paper, we will explore how regional concepts emerge out of specific economic interest concerning technological innovation. We will focus on a cross-border municipal case, for example, the triangle Eindhoven-Leuven-Aachen. With the help of the assemblage and actor-network theory, we will show how the identity of regions is translated by evolving actor-networks, and how these actor-networks are influenced and adapted by those alternating regional identities themselves. From these insights, we will come up with some ideas and propositions how regional planning could play an important role within these co-evolving processes.
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Regionactor-network theoryassemblagesEindhoven-Leuven-Aachen trianglespatial planningregional conceptualization

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Alagić, Alda, et al. “Emergence of a Region : Exploring the Role of Spatial Planning in the Emergence of High-Tech Region ELAt Using Assemblage and Actor-Network Theory.” EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES, vol. 25, no. 7, 2017, pp. 1217–36, doi:10.1080/09654313.2017.1317720.
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Alagić, A., Boelens, L., & Glaudemans, M. (2017). Emergence of a region : exploring the role of spatial planning in the emergence of high-tech region ELAt using assemblage and actor-network theory. EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES, 25(7), 1217–1236. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2017.1317720
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Alagić, Alda, Luuk Boelens, and Marc Glaudemans. 2017. “Emergence of a Region : Exploring the Role of Spatial Planning in the Emergence of High-Tech Region ELAt Using Assemblage and Actor-Network Theory.” EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES 25 (7): 1217–36. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2017.1317720.
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Alagić, Alda, Luuk Boelens, and Marc Glaudemans. 2017. “Emergence of a Region : Exploring the Role of Spatial Planning in the Emergence of High-Tech Region ELAt Using Assemblage and Actor-Network Theory.” EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES 25 (7): 1217–1236. doi:10.1080/09654313.2017.1317720.
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Alagić A, Boelens L, Glaudemans M. Emergence of a region : exploring the role of spatial planning in the emergence of high-tech region ELAt using assemblage and actor-network theory. EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES. 2017;25(7):1217–36.
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A. Alagić, L. Boelens, and M. Glaudemans, “Emergence of a region : exploring the role of spatial planning in the emergence of high-tech region ELAt using assemblage and actor-network theory,” EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 1217–1236, 2017.
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