A comprehensive literature study has been the foundation for identifying and characterizing the main planning-related, neo-liberal urban policies.1 The policy overview in the present chapter is an important tool to be used in Chapter 7. That chapter proposes a value-based strategy for determining whether or not plans following from communicative planning processes facilitate implementation of neo-liberal urban policies. In order to answer this question we need to know which planning-related policies can reasonably be called neo-liberal. This will become clear in the following, and actions recommended in plans under scrutiny can then be compared with the content of the policies outlined here.