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Inaugural lecture of the UOC's 2008-2009 academic year

Planning and Beyond in the Globalising World

Alfonso Vegara

President of the Fundación Metrópoli

Trustee of the Eisenhower Fellowships

Honorary Consul of Singapore in Spain


Globalisation has completely changed the scale of territorial intervention. The global economy has generated continental spaces of economic cooperation and trade. International regulators were created alongside. Similarly, a new spatial culture is needed to accommodate these macro-economic mutations. This paper shares some reflections on what such a new spatial culture could entail and how it would influence the professionals who deal with the built environment.


globalisation, governance, mega-region, planning, urban ecosystem of innovation

Submission date:  September 2008
Accepted in:  September 2008
Published in:  October 2008

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