ABSTRACT

All over the world societies are facing a number of major problems. New developments, challenges and opportunities cause these issues and yet cases tell us that traditional spatial planning responses and tools are often insufficient to tackle these problems and challenges.

Situated Practices of Strategic Planning draws together examples from across the globe – from France to Australia; from Nigeria to the United States, as it observes international comparisons of the strategic planning process. Many approaches and policies used today fail to capture the dynamics of urban/regional transformation and are more concerned with maintaining an existing social order than challenging and transforming it. Stewarded by a team of highly regarded and experienced researchers, this book gives a synthetic view of the process of change and frames future directions of development. It is unique for its combination of analysis of international case studies and reflection on critical nodes and features in strategic planning.

This volume will be of interest to students who study regional planning, academics, professional planners, and policy makers.

chapter 1|12 pages

Some ontological and epistemological challenges

ByLOUIS ALBRECHTS

part |2 pages

PART 1 Situated experiences of strategic planning worldwide

chapter 2|8 pages

Introduction

ByLOUIS ALBRECHTS, ALESSANDRO BALDUCCI

chapter |192 pages

Cross-national and national experiences

chapter |76 pages

Regional and local experiences

part |2 pages

PART 2 Conceptual and critical nodes in strategic planning

chapter 17|5 pages

Introduction

ByJEAN HILLIER

chapter 20|17 pages

Strategic planning and institutional change: a karst river phenomenon

ByLORIS ANTONIO SERVILLO

chapter 21|14 pages

Framing ‘evidence’ and scenario stories in strategic spatial planning

ByRAINE MÄNTYSALO, KRISTI GRIŠAKOV

chapter 22|11 pages

Strategic planning and ‘trading zones’

ByALESSANDRO BALDUCCI

part |2 pages

PART 3 Epilogue

chapter 24|16 pages

Some ingredients for revisiting strategic spatial planning

ByLOUIS ALBRECHTS