European Journal of Spatial Development <p><a title="EJSD" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><em>European Journal of Spatial Development</em></strong> (<strong>EJSD</strong>)</a> is an open access journal providing high-quality scientific contributions to spatial planning, regional development, policy making and governance, from European and EU-related perspectives.</p> <p><strong>EJSD</strong> serves as a platform for critical academics and spatial development professionals to share cutting edge research. It publishes original contributions focusing on the multiple ways in which spatial development is coordinated, governed, and institutionalised at various scales, places and territories.</p> <p>The journal is located within the subject area of Social Sciences, and predominantly linked to the subject categories of Spatial Planning and Development, Urban Studies, and Geography. Nonetheless, based on the journal’s multidisciplinary outlook, <strong>EJSD</strong> welcomes contributions from other fields if they explicitly contribute to research on European spatial development. </p> <p><strong>EJSD</strong> shares the vision expressed in the <a title="Berlin Declaration" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Berlin Declaration</a> on "<em>Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities</em>". <strong>EJSD</strong> signed the Declaration on 2024/02/29.</p> Politecnico di Torino OJS en-US European Journal of Spatial Development 1650-9544 A situated multi-scalar approach for local-regional planning <p style="font-weight: 400;">Contemporary regionalisation of urban and rural areas intensifies uneven geographic development. To counteract this development the aim of this paper is to formulate a situated multi-scalar methodological approach beyond the urban and rural conceptual divide that can be used in contemporary regional development processes. The paper has been developed based on a compilation of three theoretical frameworks, and on a study of a regional development process in Sweden. The study shows how this multi-scalar approach can be used to connect and articulate spatial relations from a local to a regional scale, make visible possible futures and stage critical negotiations.</p> Nils Björling Julia Fredriksson Copyright (c) 2024 Nils Björling, Julia Fredriksson 2024-06-25 2024-06-25 21 4 10.5281/zenodo.12188656