On December 6, 2013 Wei-Ju (Astor) Huang, a PhD candidate at the chair of Spatial Planning Strategy presented preliminary results of her ongoing doctoral project on Spatial Planning and Governance in developing processes of high tech spaces. Astor is conducting a comparison between development strategies of high tech spaces in regions in the Netherlands (Eindhoven) and Taiwan (Hsinchu). The governance arrangements in the two cases are very different, with lessons to be drawn from both cases concerning the effective management of the development of high tech spaces. The integration of this theme, which is typically studied in Economic Geography, into the Spatial Planning debate, is yielding exciting results that might have a significant impact in regional territorial policy making and development strategies.

The region of Eindhoven, in the South of the Netherlands, where a great number of Science Parks is located

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