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Planning and Conflict

Critical Perspectives on Contentious Urban Developments, 1st Edition

Edited by Enrico Gualini


316 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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Planning and Conflict discusses the reasons for conflicts around urban developments and analyzes their shape in contemporary cities. It offers an interdisciplinary framework for scholars to engage with the issue of planning conflicts, focusing on both empirical and theoretical inquiry.

By reviewing different perspectives for planners to engage with conflicts, and not simply mediate or avoid them, Planning and Conflict provides a theoretically informed look forward to the future of engaged, responsive city development that involves all its stakeholders.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction to the volume 1. Conflict in the City: Democratic, Emancipatory – and Transformative? In Search of the Political in Planning Conflicts - Enrico Gualini 2. Space, Politics and Conflicts: A Review of Contemporary Debates in Urban Research and Planning Theory - Enrico Gualini and Irene Bianchi Section 2: Dynamics of Contention and Collective Mobilisation in Planning Conflicts Introduction to section two - Enrico Gualini 3. What Makes a Protest (Not) Happen? The Fragmented Landscape of Post-Political Conflict Culture - Samuel Mössner and Luis del Romero 4. Urban Planning without Conflicts? Observations on the Nature and Conditions for Urban Contestation in the Case of Milan - Carolina Pacchi and Gabriele Pasqui 5. A Muddled Landscape of Conflicts: What we can Learn about Planning/Conflict Relationships from the Story of Tor Marancia, Rome, and its Unexpected Shift - Barbara Pizzo and Giacomina Di Salvo Section 3: Knowledge, Power and Hegemony: Exploring the Governmentality of Planning Conflicts Introduction to section three - Enrico Gualini 6. Conflict in the Face of Planning? Power, Knowledge, and Hegemony in Planning Practice - Donald Leffers 7. Planners Amidst the Storm: Planning and Politics in the Contested Metropolitan Area of Jerusalem - Marco Allegra and Jonathan Rokem 8. Problem Spaces, Problem Subjects: Contesting Policies in a Shrinking City - Nina Gribat and Margo Huxley 9. Mediating Stuttgart 21: The Struggle for Reconstructing Local Democracy between Agonistic and Deliberative Practices - Enrico Gualini Section 4: Interpretive Policy Analysis and Deliberative Approaches to Planning Conflicts Introduction to section four - Enrico Gualini 10. Negotiation as an Interpretive Tool of Conflict Transformation in Deliberative Situations: Learning from the French ‘Public Debate’ on the Extension of the Highway La Francilienne - Sophie Allain 11. Large Infrastructures and Conflicts: Searching for ‘Boundary Objects’ – Reflections from an Italian Experience - Paola Pucci 12. Planning through Emotions: Political Lessons from the Controversy between ‘Fat Cats’ and ‘Stupid Activists’ over Re-building Brno Railway Station - Anna Durnová 13. Develop Stories, Develop Communities: Narrative Practice to Analyse and Engage in Urban Conflict - NankeVerloo Afterword - Patsy Healey

About the Editor

Enrico Gualini is Professor of Planning Theory and Urban-Regional Policy Analysis at the Institute for Urban and Regional Planning of Technische Universität Berlin – Berlin University of Technology, Germany. Among his published books are: Planning and the Intelligence of Institutions (2001), Multilevel Governance and Institutional Change (2004), and Framing Strategic Urban Projects (2007, co-edited with Willem Salet).

About the Series

RTPI Library Series

Published in conjunction with the Royal Town Planning Institute [], this series of leading edge texts is intended for academics, educators, students and practitioners in planning and related fields. Written by globally renowned authors the series looks at all aspects of spatial planning theory and practice from a comparative and international perspective.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development