plaNext–Next Generation Planning, Questioning Planning, Connecting Places and Times, Volume 3, December 2016

Volume 3,  ISSN 2468-0648, DOI 10.24306/plnxt.2016.03.000


Anna Geppert

Foreword

It is a pleasure to write a foreword for the third volume of plaNext, dedicated to ‘Differences and Connections: Beyond Universal Theories in Planning, Urban, and Heritage Studies’. This volume publishes six papers selected from the YA conference held on this topic in Palermo in March 2015, thanks to the ...

Type: Foreword


Simone Tulumello and Patsy Healey

Questioning Planning, Connecting Places and Times: Introduction to the Special Issue

Let us open this editorial introduction in an unusual way, made possible by plaNext’s innovative approach to peer-review. Let us quote a paragraph from one of the reviews to the articles of this issue, namely the review by Marco Allegra to Ignacio Castillo Ulloa’s article. One might suspect that this ...

Type: Editorial introduction Special Issue: Questioning Planning, Connecting Places and Times


Ignacio Castillo Ulloa

From Apophenia to Epiphany: Making Planning Theory-Research-Practice Co-constitutive

This paper addresses the question of how planning research could be reasserted to balance the relationship between theory and practice. To that end, a twofold approach is taken: on the one hand, different interrelations among planning theory, research and practice are set out building on Jacques Lacan’s ‘four discourses’—the master’s, ...

Type: Research article Special Issue: Questioning Planning, Connecting Places and Times


Cora Fontana

Hernando de Soto on Land Titling: Consensus and Criticism

The proliferation of informal settlements is one of the most relevant consequences of the urbanization process that has been affecting most of the cities in the Global South. Among the different ways to cope with this issue, the regularization of informal settlements through land titling has been one of the ...

Type: Research article Special Issue: Questioning Planning, Connecting Places and Times


Johanna Holvandus and Kadri Leetmaa

The Views of Neighbourhood Associations on Collaborative Urban Governance in Tallinn, Estonia

Throughout the 21st century a clear shift from hierarchical government towards network-like governance is evident in Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union. A door has been opened for citizens to assert their social and political citizenship and for the public sector to systematically search for novel ways to ...

Type: Research article Special Issue: Questioning Planning, Connecting Places and Times


Meike Levin-Keitel

Systemic Constellations in Spatial Planning Processes. A Method to Visualise Questions of Power and Cultural Peculiarities?

Coming from a systemic point of view, systemic constellations focus on the complex interplay of different elements in order to come to a better understanding of the whole system. Spatial planning, which involves complex decision-making in an uncertain environment, is eventually able to profit from such a different methodology. In ...

Type: Research article Special Issue: Questioning Planning, Connecting Places and Times


Aliaksandra Smirnova

The City as a Witness of Social and Political Changes. Analysis of Post-war Reconstruction of Minsk as a Soviet Urban Model

In contemporary urban studies, the physical reconstruction of cities is achieving a new dimension, which is reflected in the urban resilience that is expressed as the physical, social, cultural and economic capability of urban structures to respond to anthropogenic or natural catastrophes. In this paper, we study the reconstruction processes ...

Type: Research article Special Issue: Questioning Planning, Connecting Places and Times


Aoife Doyle

Operationalising Resilience within Urban Planning – Bridging Theory and Practice

Over the past two decades, the concept of ‘urban resilience’ has gained increasing attention within the field of urban planning. More recently, interest in the concept can be partly linked to the recent global economic crisis, which has stimulated much debate around pre-crisis urban development models, and more broadly around ...

Type: Research article Special Issue: Questioning Planning, Connecting Places and Times