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Collaborative Planning

Shaping Places in Fragmented Societies

In this important new book Patsy Healey draws on a very wide range of developments in social, political and spatial thought to propose a new framework for planning which is rooted in the institutional realities of the emerging world of the twenty-first century. International in scope and comprehensive in its range, it points a way forward for spatial planning activity, from a narrow technical and procedural focus towards a communicative and collaborative model for achieving common purposes in the shared spaces of our fragmented societies.

446 pages

Table of Contents

Part I: Towards an Institutionalist Account and Communicative Theory of Planning

Traditions of Planning Thought

An Institutionalist Approach to Spatial Change and Environmental Planning

Spatial Planning Systems and Practices

Part II: The Changing Dynamics of Urban Regions

Everyday Life and Local Environments

Local Economies, Land and Property

Living in the Natural World

Part III: Processes for Collaborative Planning

Planning and Governance

Strategies, Processes, and Plans

ystemic Institutional Design for Collaborative Planning

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