XXIV. mezinárodní kolokvium o regionálních vědách. Sborník příspěvků



The paper deals with the importance of scale in metropolitan and urban planning, in connection with the promoted and often applied concept of polycentric development. Although the normative conceptualization of polycentricity to some extent reflects the multi-scalar dimension, the operationalization of the concept encounters a number of limitations and fuzzy meanings that result from different scales of analysis and interpretation. Using the Czech context of planning practice, the negligence of the importance of overlapping geographical scales and limits of binding spatial planning materials is documented. The dependence of polycentricity on the scale has consequences both for the analytical evaluation of the spatial situation of the settlement system and for the subsequent interpretation of the results and the setting of further development strategies.

Klíčová slova

polycentricity, scale, metropolitan planning, urban planning


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