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New Directions in Planning Theory: New Directions in Planning Theory


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A Reflexive Reading of Urban Space

A Reflexive Reading of Urban Space

1st Edition

Mona A. Abdelwahab
February 22, 2018

Providing a critique of the concepts attached to the representation of urban space, this ground-breaking book formulates a new theory of space, which understands the dynamic interrelations between physical and social spaces while tracing the wider urban context. It offers a new tool to approach the...

A Planner's Encounter with Complexity

A Planner's Encounter with Complexity

1st Edition

Elisabete A. Silva, Gert de Roo
October 26, 2016

Spatial planning is about dealing with our 'everyday' environment. In A Planner's Encounter with Complexity we present various understandings of complexity and how the environment is considered accordingly. One of these considerations is the environment as subject to processes of continuous change...

Decentralization in Environmental Governance: A post-contingency approach

Decentralization in Environmental Governance: A post-contingency approach

1st Edition

Christian Zuidema
October 17, 2016

Decentralization in Environmental Governance is a critical reflection on the dangers and risks of governance renewal; warning against one-sided criticism on traditional command and control approaches to planning. The book formulates the arguments that support when and how governance renewable might...

Making Use of Deleuze in Planning: Proposals for a speculative and immanent assessment method

Making Use of Deleuze in Planning: Proposals for a speculative and immanent assessment method

1st Edition

Gareth Abrahams
October 11, 2016

Making Use of Deleuze in Planning translates and re-creates some of Gilles Deleuze’s most abstract philosophical concepts to form a new, practicable planning assessment tool. It shows what his philosophy can do for planning theory as well as planning assessment practice and, in doing so, sets out a...

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