Journal section "Innovative development"

Improvement of tool support of the spatial approach to regional planning: problems, specifics, trends

Yushkova N.G.

6 (36), 2014

Yushkova N.G. Improvement of tool support of the spatial approach to regional planning: problems, specifics, trends. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2014, no. 6 (36), pp. 225-242. DOI: 10.15838/esc/2014.6.36.17

DOI: 10.15838/esc/2014.6.36.17

Abstract   |   Authors   |   References
The emerging imperatives of innovation economic development in Russia determine the content of conceptual and institutional constraints to the development of regional economic systems (RES). They consider the regional planning system as a leading priority in its inseparable unity with modern public administration tasks. However, the practice of development of long-term plans in the RF subjects proves that the innovation challenges of economic policy are not reflected properly in them or they are significantly distorted. The following reasons reduce the effectiveness of modernization processes in the RF subjects and hamper the appropriate reaction of RES on their impact: the lack of coordination between socio-economic and spatial regional plans, the imbalance of interaction between state authorities engaged in long-term planning, the lack of real prerequisites for the implementation of innovation initiatives in the regions. Systematization and analysis of long-term plans make it possible to substantiate the consistency of the spatial approach to regional planning expressed in the dominance of the transformational function that synchronizes the configuration and parameters of RES, and to establish ways to integrate spatial components in the system of regional planning through optimization of its tool support. The change in the content of the instrumentation support is based on the synthesis of the predominant basic characteristics of the existing tools used in isolated subsystems of regional planning of socio-economic and territorial development. The study has established a system of tool support for regional planning that adapts to the changes in both internal and external factors in the development of RES. Three main groups of tools: organizing, regulating, and coordinating are defined by their typing in accordance with the groups of management functions. The article proposes the modeling of combinations of tools that are subordinated to the choice of spatial and strategic initiatives in the development of a particular region


public administration, regional system, transformational function, socio-economic development, regional planning, tool support, spatial approach

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