the tri-country region
The continuing increase in economic disparity and the subsequent, uneven regional development at the supra-local and international levels has heightened international interest in regional planning.
What strategic position does the tri-country region around Aachen, Maastricht and Liége occupy in the European context? How do its citizens use the region and move about within it? Which polarities emerge and with which consequences for regional development? The central feature of the contribution entry for the EuRegionale 2008 was a highly differentiated “weather map” that drew on interviews and comprehensive regional and social analyses to elaborate local identities. The overall concept for the region is based on a twin strategy: the prevailing factor is not growth at all costs at all locations but rather, the combination of reinforced micro-regional cores of identification and intensified processes of exchange.