Escalating Consumption and Spatial Planning: Notes on the Swedish Retail Evolution

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Escalating Consumption and Spatial Planning: Notes on the Swedish Retail Evolution. / Kärrholm, Mattias; Nylund, Katarina.

I: European Planning Studies, Vol. 19, Nr. 6, 2011, s. 1043-1060.

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T1 - Escalating Consumption and Spatial Planning: Notes on the Swedish Retail Evolution

AU - Kärrholm, Mattias

AU - Nylund, Katarina

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - The aim of this article is to describe and investigate how the Swedish escalation in consumption and restructuring of retail spaces are dealt with in Swedish spatial planning. The first part contains a history and overview of the Swedish retail evolution. The major changes are presented, followed by a short discussion of some main actors in this evolution. In the second part we focus on policies and the planning process, discussing how the municipalities are expected to fulfil their tasks as the agents responsible for physical planning of commercial centres in the light of the ongoing rapid escalation of retail planning projects. Recent guidelines from the national and regional authorities for improvement of the current situation are analysed. Finally, we discuss recent research maintaining that a new form for project planning is emerging within commercial planning. This new form sometimes bypasses traditional planning practices and thus requires new instruments and organisations for a more effective planning of urban retail.

AB - The aim of this article is to describe and investigate how the Swedish escalation in consumption and restructuring of retail spaces are dealt with in Swedish spatial planning. The first part contains a history and overview of the Swedish retail evolution. The major changes are presented, followed by a short discussion of some main actors in this evolution. In the second part we focus on policies and the planning process, discussing how the municipalities are expected to fulfil their tasks as the agents responsible for physical planning of commercial centres in the light of the ongoing rapid escalation of retail planning projects. Recent guidelines from the national and regional authorities for improvement of the current situation are analysed. Finally, we discuss recent research maintaining that a new form for project planning is emerging within commercial planning. This new form sometimes bypasses traditional planning practices and thus requires new instruments and organisations for a more effective planning of urban retail.

KW - planning

KW - retail

KW - consumption

U2 - 10.1080/09654313.2011.568819

DO - 10.1080/09654313.2011.568819

M3 - Article

VL - 19

SP - 1043

EP - 1060

JO - European Planning Studies

JF - European Planning Studies

SN - 1469-5944

IS - 6

ER -