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Redefining Institutional Issues: A Planning-Theoretical Review

Recent planning-theoretical contributions to rethinking the institutional dimension of planning practice represent attempts at responding to the above outlined challenges of ‘democratic governance’: the problematic connection between the aim of the effectiveness of public policy and the changing conditions of representativeness and legitimation. Their common orientation is “to reconcile the collective spatial goals [...] with the totality of social forces in which the actual spatial developments take place” (Salet and Faludi 2000, p. 7) by facing the growing requirements for innovation in the institutional settings into which planning is embedded.