(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Layering spatial identities : the identity discourses of new regions

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TERLOUW K. (1) ; VAN GORP B. (1) ;
(1) Urban and Regional Research Centre, Dept. of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Univ., Utrecht, PAYS-BAS


This paper studies how the identity discourses of new regions in the Netherlands are constructed by administrators and other stakeholders by using elements linked to the identity of more established spatial entities. Especially important are the selective downloading of characteristics from the nations and regions to which they belong and the uploading of specific qualities from the cities and areas within their boundaries. It analyses how in Greenport Duin–en Bollenstreek as well in Het Groene Woud and BrabantStad the identity discourses of new regions have been constructed through selective association with the complex layers of more established spatial identities nearby


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no4 [pp. 852-866]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 1 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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