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Planning and Conflict
Critical Perspectives on Contentious Urban Developments

Edited By

Enrico Gualini

ISBN 9780415835855
Published February 9, 2015 by Routledge
334 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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).