Do municipal autonomy and institutional fragmentation stand in the way of antisprawl policies? A qualitative comparative analysis of Swiss cantons

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serval:BIB_F0E9DC4FC4E1
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Do municipal autonomy and institutional fragmentation stand in the way of antisprawl policies? A qualitative comparative analysis of Swiss cantons
Périodique
Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science
Auteur(s)
Klaus Jacopo
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
27/02/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Our study aims to explore whether simultaneous municipal autonomy and institutional fragmentation foster urban sprawl. We discuss the hypothesis that in such a setting, competition between municipalities to attract development leads to high degrees of urban sprawl. A comparison of the 26 Swiss cantons was carried out using fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis combining the aforementioned conditions with other urban sprawl drivers. As a result, four consistent, sufficient combinations of conditions were identified. These combinations show that municipal autonomy and institutional fragmentation are indeed linked to high degrees of urban sprawl. This is especially true when municipal autonomy and institutional fragmentation are combined with the economic triggers of competition between municipalities and oversized designated building zones. These results draw attention to the necessity of stronger supra-municipal coordination within the framework of Swiss land use planning policy.
Mots-clé
Urban sprawl, land use, local government, qualitative comparative analysis, Switzerland
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03/02/2019 19:11
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21/08/2019 5:13
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