The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory

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The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory presents key contemporary themes in planning theory through the views of some of the most innovative thinkers in planning. They introduce and explore their own specialized areas of planning theory, to conceptualize their contemporary positions and to speculate how these positions are likely to evolve and change as new challenges emerge.





In a changing and often unpredictable globalized world, planning theory is core to understanding how planning and its practices both function and evolve. As illustrated in this book, planning and its many roles have changed profoundly over the recent decades; so have the theories, both critical and explanatory, about its practices, values and knowledges. In the context of these changes, and to contribute to the development of planning research, this handbook identifies and introduces the cutting edge, and the new emerging trajectories, of contemporary planning theory. The aim is to provide the reader with key insights into not just contemporary planning thought, but potential future directions of both planning theory and planning as a whole. This book is written for an international readership, and includes planning theories that address, or have emerged from, both the global North and parts of the world beyond.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 362 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 25.4mm | 771g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4 Halftones, black and white; 6 Tables, black and white
  • 1138905011
  • 9781138905016

Table of contents

Planning Theory: An Introduction


Michael Gunder, Ali Madanipour, Vanessa Watson








Part I: Contemporary Planning Practices





Spatial Planning: The Promised Land or Rolled-Out Neoliberalism?


Simin Davoudi





Strategic Planning: Ontological and Epistemological Challenges


Louis Albrechts





Growth Management Theory: From the Garden City to Smart Growth


Jill L. Grant





Planning in the Anthropocene


William E. Rees








Part II: How Meaning/Values are Constructed in Planning





The Public Interest


Stefano Moroni





Rethinking Scholarship on Planning Ethics


Tanja Winkler





Communicative Planning


Tore Sager





Neoliberal Planning


Guy Baeten





Neo Pragmatist Planning Theory


Charles Hoch





Urban Planning and Social Justice


Susan S. Fainstein





The Grassroots of Planning: Poor People's Movements, Political Society, and the Question of Rights


Ananya Roy





The Dilemmas of Diversity: Gender, Race and Ethnicity in Planning Theory


Suzanne Speak and Ashok Kumar





Postcolonial Consequences and New Meanings


Libby Porter





Postpolitics and Planning


Jonathan Metzger





`Cultural Work' And the Remaking of Planning's `Apparatus of Truth'


Andy Inch





Countering `The Dark Side' of Planning: Power, Governmentality, Counter-Conduct


Margo Huxley





Co- Evolutionary Planning Theory: Evolutionary Governance Theory and Its Relatives


Kristof Van Assche, Raoul Beunen, Martijn Duineveld








Part III: Networks, Flows, Relationships and Institutions





Flexibly Networked, Yet Institutionally Grounded: The Governance of Planning


Raine Mantysalo and Pia Backlund





New Institutionalism and Planning Theory


Andre Sorensen





Conflict and Agonism


John Ploger



Insurgent Practices and Decolonization of Future(s)


Faranak Miraftab





State Hegemonic Planning and the Marginalization and Oppression of People


Yosef Jabareen





Actor-Network Theory


Yvonne Rydin





Spatial Planning and the Complexity of Turbulent, Open Environments: About Purposeful Interventions in a World of Non-Linear Change


Gert de Roo





Assemblage Thinking in Planning Theory


Joris Van Wezemael





Lines of Becoming


Jean Hillier
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About Michael Gunder

Michael Gunder FNZPI is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland, New Zealand. From 2011-2015, he was Managing Editor of Planning Theory and remains an editor. His research draws on poststructuralism to analyse the ideological dimensions of built environment public policies and related narratives.


Ali Madanipour is Professor of Urban Design and a founding member of the Global Urban Research Unit at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, UK. His four-volume edited collection, Planning Theory, was published in 2015 in Routledge's Critical Concepts in Built Environment series.


Vanessa Watson is Professor of Planning in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, holding a PhD from the University of Witwatersrand, and is a University Fellow. She is a founder and on the Board of the African Centre for Cities at UCT.
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