Collaborative Planning has been adopted as the conceptual
framework that has provided the theoretical base, the focus and the
guiding principle from which to analyse the urban dimension of
European policies, through the development of a study that has
delved into the historical context and the theoretical debate that
laid the foundation of this approach to fight urban degradation
launched by the European Commission in 1994.
The work described has allowed this Community Initiative to be characterised as a tool of urban regeneration which involved the adoption of a collaborative approach, whose ultimate aim was the transformation of governance. It has also laid the foundations on which the analysis of the implementation of the collaborative approach in the URBAN (1994 – 1999) and URBAN II (2000 – 2006) programmes developed in Spain has been based.
The results attained by the programmes considered in light of
the development of the practice of urban regeneration in the
Spanish scenario, have led to conclusions about the contribution
that the collaborative dimension has made to the Spanish context
and have resulted in the identification of a number of lines of
research that represent the continuation of the path taken by her
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