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Austria as a Bridgehead?
F. SCHINDEGGER and P. SCHNEIDEWIND
Built Environment (1978-)
Vol. 23, No. 4, Shaping Europe: The European Spatial Development Perspective (1997), pp. 298-306
Published by: Alexandrine Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23288825
Page Count: 9
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Since the early 1990s, when political changes swept through Central and Eastern Europe, it has become less appropriate to label Austria as a bridgehead. The task ahead, not only for Austria, but for the EU as a whole, is to promote cooperation along the 'European Prosperity Edge'. New spatial planning concepts, tools and methods must be developed which can address less stable political structures. The ESDP can play a key role in this, due to the open, non-binding nature of its principles. Work must therefore begin on a spatial planning perspective with a manageable number of partners, particularly with respect to the situation in Central and Eastern Europe.
Built Environment (1978-) © 1997 Alexandrine Press