Territorial integration

Site: Mobility Academy
Course: Integrating new transport measures into your city’s SUMP
Book: Territorial integration
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Date: Monday, 15 August 2022, 2:35 AM


Looking at policy integration across geographical space.

1. Integration across regions

Territorial integration describes how a policy accords with policies of neighbouring urban (or peri-urban) areas. As noted earier, ideally a policy's spatial coverage should match the functions of local mobility patterns (e.g. daily work travel). Questions to ask yourself are:

  • How does the policy you wish to implement fit with those of neighbouring jurisdictions?
  • Does your policy foresee measures that require cooperation with surrounding communities?
  • Are there spatial interdependencies? (e.g. jobs in one region and homes in the other)
  • What planning documents, regulations, etc. in the surrounding areas are relevant to your policy? 
  • What effect could your policy have on neighbouring jurisdictions? (supportive? competitive?)

2. Example: Territorial integration in Lund

As noted, Lund has been successful at integrating policy across sectors within the city, but it faces challenges with regard to territorial policy integration. LundaMaTs focusses on the city of Lund, which is surrounded by the Greater Lund arePeople waiting for a busa. Greater Lund is characterised by few workplaces but a fast growing population, meaning a large number of commuters travel daily from the region into the city. The city of Lund public transport system does not have the capacity to serve the entire region and the city would like the regional public transport service to expand to allow more people to make the commute into the city by public transport. This is an ongoing challenge.

photo: Eltis website

Lund case study from the SHAPE-IT project (publication upcoming)