- Theoretical concepts
- Types and creation of regions
- Regions in spatial planning
The term region is defined and understood quite differently depending on the scientific, political, cultural or socio-economic context. There is consensus that there are no generally applicable ‘universal regions’ and that regions are rather constructs based on specific characteristics and purposes. Regions are created based on empirical and analytic considerations or from a normative and programmatic perspective; likewise, they can be defined according to similarity or interactional principles.