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?)