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> Politecnico di Torino OJS en-US European Journal of Spatial Development 1650-9544 Strategic-Based Regional Development: Towards a theory of everything for regional development? <p>This paper presents a potential ‘theory of everything’ for regional development processes which can be applied to development and cohesion policies. Denominated as strategic-based regional development, this more comprehensive regional development theoretical background embraces several established regional development paradigms, which include sustainable-, institutional-, knowledge-, place-, infrastructural-, and balanced-based policy rationales. Strategic-based regional development aims to respond to the development challenges and needs of all regions by embracing not only socioeconomic and environmental policy actions, but also spatial planning and governance-related policy approaches. Drawn mostly on desk research, the presented theoretical rationale draws a distinction between mainstream regional development theories since it builds upon the territorial development concept, rather than the economic development.</p> Eduardo Medeiros Copyright (c) 2022 European Journal of Spatial Development (EJSD) 2022-07-07 2022-07-07 19 5 1 26 10.5281/zenodo.6805455