2018 Volume 6 Issue 3 Pages 121-124
Spatial planning is a term with ambiguity because there is no generally agreed definition (Kai, 2007). “Spatial planning system” is still a complex topic strongly related to the context of administrative systems. As long as there are urbanization and development around the world, those topics will stay important along with the changing socio-economic situations. Right now there is a common phenomenon in many countries/regions where numerous layers of spatial plans are formulated by different stakeholders or governing bodies. Therefore, to avoid spatial policies overlapping or contradicting with each other, some countries/regions are promoting new ways to coordinate spatial plans, making integral spatial policy frameworks. Thus, this special issue focuses on several reviews of spatial planning system reform, as well as some relevant case studies.