Territorial integration

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?)