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Border Futures – Zukunft Grenze – Avenir Frontière. The future viability of cross-border cooperation.

Arbeitsberichte der ARL
Pallagst, Karina; Hartz, Andrea; Caesar, Beate (Eds.)
Arbeitsberichte der ARL 33
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What current discourses are relevant for border areas? What opportunities for and obstacles to integrated territorial development arise from the specific situation of border regions? How can these be utilised or overcome in a goal-oriented way? These questions were central to the discussions of the Border Futures working group. Border regions like the Greater Region1 or the Trinational Metropolitan Region of the Upper Rhine extend far beyond the immediate border area. While institutional structures of cooperation can be perpetuated through agreements and organisations, there is a lack of instruments which cross-border cooperation structures can deploy in response to changing situations. Cross-border cooperation faces new challenges from increasing cross-border interactions, processes of economic structural transformation, new energy policies in the national sub-spaces, and demographic change. Another factor is increasing spatial polarisation, which influences the further development and future viability of the affected border areas, and involves metropolisation issues in urban centres and the provision of public services in rural districts. Building on discussions of the Border Futures working group, this volume sheds light on cross-border cooperation in practice with recent research relevant to planning in border regions in the European context.

This working report is a translated version of the following publication: Pallagst, Karina; Hartz, Andrea; Caesar, Beate (Hrsg.) (2018): Border Futures – Zukunft Grenze – Avenir Frontière. Zukunftsfähigkeit grenzüberschreitender Zusammenarbeit. Hannover. = Arbeitsberichte der ARL 20.

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Einzelbeiträge der Veröffentlichung zum Download im PDF-Format

Karina Pallagst, Andrea Hartz, Beate Caesar
Border Futures – Cross-border cooperation in the territory of the Hesse/Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland Regional Working Group

Beate Caesar, Karina Pallagst
Development paths for cross-border cooperation and the status quo

Karina Pallagst, H. Peter Dörrenbächer, Thomas Weith
Theories of cross-border cooperation: Explanatory approaches from European integration, regionalism and governance

Andrea Hartz, Beate Caesar
A short profile of the Greater Region and the Upper Rhine region

Gerd-Rainer Damm
Challenges of cross-border cooperation in the Greater Region – interviews with relevant actors

Karina Pallagst, Andrea Hartz
Spatial planning in border regions: A balancing act between new guiding principles and old planning traditions?

Andrea Hartz
The concept of metropolitan border regions: Development, strategies and new directions

Petra Schelkmann
The emergence of a metropolisation strategy for the Greater Region

Antje Schönwald, Annette Spellerberg, Florian Weber
Borders – Identities – Home: Theory-based approaches to constructs and concepts in a cross-border context

Annette Spellerberg, Antje Schönwald, Katharina Engelhardt, Florian Weber
Life in border regions – ‘Where would we end up?’

Christian Wille, Ursula Roos
Cross-border everyday lives on the Luxembourg border? An empirical approach: the example of cross-border commuters and residential migrants’

Frank Baur, Barbara Dröschel
Cross-border cooperation in the energy sector

Beate Caesar, Michael Heilmann, Jörg Saalbach, Werner Schreiner
Cross-border public transport – Continued barriers despite the EU

Jörg Saalbach
Interregional cooperation in the Rhine-Alpine corridor

Kirsten Mangels, Julia Wohland
Safeguarding the provision of public services in rural border areas – A case study of the Greater Region

H. Peter Dörrenbächer
The Greater Region: A cross-border vocational education and training area?

Patrice Harster, Frédéric Siebenhaar
The cross-border labour market: A priority in the Eurodistrict PAMINA

Franz Schafranski
The use of cultural heritage as a resource for developing tourism in the border areas of the Greater Region and the Upper Rhine region

Karina Pallagst, Andrea Hartz, Beate Caesar
Outlook: Border Futures – On the path to a sustainable future for the border regions

Patrice Harster, Kristine Clev
Territorial reform in France

Karina Pallagst
Selected cross-border forms of cooperation and INTERREG funding in Europe