Today Europe faces a significant crisis brought about by the Russian invasion of Ukraine – how can regions and cities adapt to this unprecedented situation? How can spatial planning and territorial approaches help to react to and prepare for the unknown, without hindering the long-term goals for a green, just and digital transition?
Now more than ever Europe needs to work together and find ways out of this crisis. Spatial visions and plans give guidance to cities and regions to tackle future challenges and uncertainties, mobilising communities to prepare for the unknown and set off on the path forward.
Spatial planning is a continuous process that adapts to changing conditions and new knowledge. The current situation requires solidarity and collaboration on alignment to strategies, actions and patterns across various governance levels, sectors and borders to overcome the consequences and foster resilience and self-sufficiency.
This workshop will discuss and seek answers to how adaptive spatial planning measures could be taken on board responding to the new geopolitical dynamics, while ensuring the successful transition towards a green, just, more digital and resilient Europe, for all its regions and cities. The results of the discussions will serve as an inspiration for future cooperation and spatial policies.