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The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory

Edited by: Michael Gunder , Ali Madanipour , Vanessa Watson

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138905016
eBook ISBN: 9781315696072
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315696072
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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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Planning Theory Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Spatial Planning Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Strategic Planning Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Growth Management Theory Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Planning in the Anthropocene Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Public Interest Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Rethinking Scholarship on Planning Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Communicative Planning Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Neoliberal Planning Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Neo-Pragmatist Planning Theory Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Urban Planning and Social Justice Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Grassroots of Planning Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Dilemmas of Diversity Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Postcolonial Consequences and New MeaningsPostcolonial Consequences and New Meanings Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Postpolitics and Planning Download PDF
Chapter  16:  ‘Cultural Work’ and the Remaking of Planning’s ‘Apparatus of Truth’ Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Countering ‘The Dark Side’ of Planning Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Co-Evolutionary Planning Theory Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Governance of Planning Download PDF
Chapter  20:  New Institutionalism and Planning Theory Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Conflict and Agonism Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Insurgent Practices and Decolonization of Future(s) Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Hegemonic Planning and Marginalizing People Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Actor-Network Theory Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Spatial Planning and the Complexity of Turbulent, Open Environments Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Assemblage Thinking in Planning Theory Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Lines of Becoming Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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