This book addresses the influences of planning cultures and histories on the temporal evolution of planning systems and spatial development. As well as providing an international comparative perspective on these issues, the contributions to the book also engage in a search for new conceptual frameworks and alternative points of view to better understand and explain these differences. The book makes three main academic contributions. First, it catalogues some of the key changes in planning systems and the impact on spatial development patterns. Second, it examines the interrelationship between planning cultures and histories from a path-dependency perspective. Third, it discusses the variations in physical development patterns resulting from different planning cultures and histories. Chapters from different parts of the European continent present evidence at different scales to illustrate these aspects. In all cases, the specific combinations of political, ideological, social, economic and technological factors are important determinants of urban and regional planning trajectories as well as spatial development patterns. This book was previously published as a special issue of European Planning Studies.
Table of Contents
1. Planning Cultures and Histories: Influences on the Evolution of Planning Systems and Spatial Development Patterns
Dominic Stead, Jochem de Vries and Tuna Tasan-Kok
2. Planning Culture—A Concept to Explain the Evolution of Planning Policies and Processes in Europe?
Joerg Knieling and Frank Othengrafen
3. Planning and Culture Unfolded: The Cases of Flanders and the Netherlands
Jochem de Vries
4. Institutional Arrangements and the Morphology of Residential Development in the Netherlands, Flanders and North Rhine-Westphalia
Joost Tennekes, Arjan Harbers and Edwin Buitelaar
5. Analysing Path Dependence to Understand Divergence: Investigating Hybrid Neo-liberal Urban Transformation Processes in Turkey
Dominic Stead is associate professor of urban and regional planning at Delft University of Technology. He has recently co-edited Impacts of European Territorial Policies in the Baltic States (2015) and Transition towards Sustainable Mobility: the Role of Instruments, Individuals and Institutions (2012).
Jochem de Vries is associate professor in the Department of Geography, Planning & International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam.
Tuna Tasan-Kok is associate professor in the Department of Geography, Planning & International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam.