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 globalised 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 which address, or have emerged from, both the global North and parts of the world more

Product details

  • Hardback | 360 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 black & white tables, 4 black & white halftones
  • 1138905011
  • 9781138905016

About Michael Gunder

Michael Gunder FNZPI is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland. 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, United Kingdom. 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 University of Witwatersrand, and is a University Fellow. She is a founder and on the Board of the African Centre for Cities at more

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 Hilliershow more