Drawing on research findings this book asks crucial questions relating to the performance of large-scale strategic urban projects: how do private sector coalitions produce new economic spaces in regional settings? how might private interests become integrated in collective preferences? what are the competitive alternatives? can local governance make a difference? how are strategies of 'mutual exchange of interests' made successful? which forces are included and which are excluded in the crucial coalitions of framing, decision-making and organisation large-scale urban projects? Helpfully divided into three sections, Framing Strategic Urban Projects sets out the study framework, with its social, policy and institutional contexts; uses up-to-date European case studies to highlight different planning issues, including new-urbanism, information networks and public partnerships; and finally makes good-practice recommendations. Providing useful case study material of these large-scale urban projects and recommendations, this postgraduate level book will enrich planning.