Urban and Landscape Perspectives

Urban Planning as a Trading Zone

Editors: Balducci, Alessandro, Mäntysalo, Raine (Eds.)

  • Integration between theory and practice in planning
  • New planning theoretical approach
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • New integrative planning tools
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'Trading zone' is a concept introduced by Peter Galison in his social scientific research on how scientists representing different sub-cultures and paradigms have been able to coordinate their interaction locally. In this book, Italian and Finnish planning researchers extend the use of the concept to different contexts of urban planning and management, where there is a need for new ideas and tools in managing the interaction of different stakeholders. The trading zone concept is approached as a tool in organizing local platforms and support systems for planning participation, knowledge production, decision making and local conflict management. In relation to the former theses of communicative planning theory that stress the ideals of consensus, mutual understanding and universal reason, the 'trading zone approach', outlined in this book, offers a different perspective. It focuses on the potentiality to coordinate locally the interaction of different stakeholders without requiring the deeper sharing of understandings, values and motives between them. Galison’s commentary comes in the form of the book’s final chapter.

About the authors

Alessandro Balducci, PhD, is professor of Planning and Urban Policies, and Vice-Rector of the Politecnico di Milano. He has been President of AESOP, and he is currently Chair of the Italian Society of Urbanists (SIU). He is responsible for the Strategic plan of the Province of Milan, and he is an advisor for plans and urban projects in Italy and abroad. He has been a Visiting Professor in various universities in France, Finland, China, USA and Switzerland. He has authored a number of books, articles and essays, related to strategic and participatory planning. 

Raine Mäntysalo, DSc, is professor of strategic urban planning and Vice Head of the Department of Real Estate, Planning and Geoinformatics at Aalto University School of Engineering, Finland. Related to his professorship, his theoretical interests concentrate on pragmatist and dialectical planning theory and developmental planning research. His recent publications include research on the relationship between planning theory and democracy theory, agonism and power analytics in planning processes.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Balducci, Alessandro (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Planning as Agonistic Communication in a Trading Zone: Re-examining Lindblom’s Partisan Mutual Adjustment

    Mäntysalo, Raine (et al.)

    Pages 7-21

  • “Trading Zone”: A Useful Concept for Some Planning Dilemmas

    Balducci, Alessandro

    Pages 23-35

  • Idea Competitions: Contemporary Urban Planning in Urban Regions and the Concept of Trading Zones

    Fedeli, Valeria

    Pages 37-55

  • Trading Between Land Use and Transportation Planning: The Kuopio Model

    Mäntysalo, Raine (et al.)

    Pages 57-73

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Planning as a Trading Zone
Editors
  • Alessandro Balducci
  • Raine Mäntysalo
Series Title
Urban and Landscape Perspectives
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5854-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5854-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5853-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9531-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 216
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