Reconciling Competitiveness and Social Cohesion in Urban Regions – The Role of Transport Policy

  • Walter Schenkel
  • Dominik Oetterli
Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 93)


Questions of mobility and transport have become increasingly important in debates over place competitiveness and cohesion. The chapter is a thorough evaluation of transport policy adoption and implementation in terms of governance arrangements and practices in the Zurich metropolitan area. The evaluation is meant to address the impact of transport policy in terms of both competitiveness and cohesion for the region, transport being a pilot area of public/urban policy to be conceived and evaluated through a multi-level governance lens and, eventually, to lead to a win–win situation by initiating new forms of regional urban governance.


Public Transport Social Cohesion Urban Region Urban Policy Transport Policy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Schenkel
    • 1
  • Dominik Oetterli
  1. 1.synergoZurichSwitzerland

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