Planning Together for Better Quality of Life - Guide for Integrated Management of Urban Rural Interaction

Publication date: 
December, 2011

“Planning Together for Better Quality of Life – Guide for Integrated Management of Urban Rural Interaction” is one of the final outputs of the NEW BRIDGES project promoting a more integrated approach to regional planning. This guide functions as an inspiration to anyone interested in striving for a more open, inclusive and interactive planning culture. It can be used in different ways; either as a guide to establishing city-regional co-operation and applying the quality of life approach to regional planning from scratch or it can be used to help improve existing practices by rendering co-operation structures more effective.

This guide will introduce a model of how to facilitate the integration of the decision making and planning processes across administrative borders and sectors. How to get started with the common planning processes; how to involve necessary actors and finally how to implement the plan successfully. The guide is based on the experiences and work done in the partner city-regions throughout the project.