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Relational Planning

Tracing Artefacts, Agency and Practices

Editors: Kurath, M., Marskamp, M., Paulos, J., Ruegg, J. (Eds.)

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  • Offers a new model for research and teaching in urban studies, planning theory, and geographyProvides interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical contributions exploring the making of hybrid associations in planning practiceExamines the real world problems encountered in planning procedure

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This volume introduces the notion of ‘relational planning’ through a collection of theoretical and empirical contributions that explore the making of heterogeneous associations in the planning practice. The analytical concept builds on recent approaches to complexity and materiality in planning theory by drawing on Science and Technology Studies (STS) of urban issues. It frames planning as a socio-material practice taking place within the multifaceted relations between artefacts, agency and practices. By way of this triad, spatial planning is not studied as a given, linear or technical process but rather problematized as a hybrid, distributed and situational practice. The inquiries in this collection thus describe how planning practices are negotiated and enacted in and beyond formal arenas and procedures of planning, and so make visible the many sites, actors and means of spatial planning.
Addressing planning topics such as ecology, preservation, participation, rebuilding and zoning, this volume takes into account the uncertain world planning is embedded in. The implications of such a perspective are considered in light of how planning is performed and how it contributes to the emergence of specific socio-material forms and interactions. This is an invaluable read for all scholars of STS, Ecology, Architecture and Urban Planning.

About the authors

Monika Kurath is a senior researcher and group leader at the Center for Research on Architecture, Society and the Built Environment (CASE) at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Marko Marskamp is a PhD researcher and research assistant at the University of Lausanne and the ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Julio Paulos is a PhD Candidate at the ETH CASE Centre on Society, Architecture and the Built Environment in Zurich, Switzerland. He is an assistant researcher on the project 'Rethinking Zones: A comparative study of planning cultures'.
Jean Ruegg is a professor of Human Geography at the University of Lausanne, Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment, Institute of Geography and Sustainability, Switzerland.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: An Invitation to Inquire the Relations Inside Planning

    Pages 3-26

    Marskamp, Marko (et al.)

  • Analysing Urban Government at a Distance: With and Beyond Actor-Network Theory

    Pages 29-50

    Söderström, Ola

  • Artefacts, the Gaze and Sensory Experience: Mediating Local Environments in the Planning Regulation of Major Renewable Energy Infrastructure in England and Wales

    Pages 51-74

    Rydin, Yvonne (et al.)

  • Politics of Zoning: Plans, Procedures and Publics in Land-Use Change

    Pages 75-96

    Marskamp, Marko

  • Can the Craft of Planning Be Ecologized? (And Why the Answer to That Question Doesn’t Include ‘Ecosystem Services’)

    Pages 99-120

    Metzger, Jonathan

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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Softcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-86867-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Relational Planning
Book Subtitle
Tracing Artefacts, Agency and Practices
Editors
  • Monika Kurath
  • Marko Marskamp
  • Julio Paulos
  • Jean Ruegg
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60462-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60462-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60461-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86867-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 337
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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