Meritocentric model of spatial development in Ukraine: Updating the General scheme of planning of the state territory
This paper substantiates the meritocentric model and changes in the methodological tools for spatial development in Ukraine. The proposed meritocentric approach emphasizes the research and evaluation of processes in the state, as well as the qualitative characteristics of its space and spatial transformations, bringing knowledge, values, human potential, creativity, technology, and information to the forefront. The national level in the spatial planning of Ukraine is represented by the General scheme of planning of the territory of the state. The paper assesses the spatial situation in the state, including any challenges and threats that have arisen, and it determines the directions of spatial organization and development in the territory. It also establishes criteria for assessing the spatial situation and changes in space, the main conditions and factors of development of individual territories, and the regulators of development.
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