Strategic spatial planning in uncertainty: theory and exploratory practice

A. Balducci, L. Boelens, H. Hillier, T. Nyseth, C. Wilkinson

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The papers in this issue develop practical and theoretical ideas about strategic spatial planning in uncertainty. This Introduction contextualises the papers in terms of spatial planning and the uncertainties that planning practitioners face as they attempt to cope with the messiness of strategy-making and implementation. The authors explain their understanding of post-structuralism and how it differs from the pragmatist theoretical foundations of other scholars. The five papers are introduced through the use of recurring themes. The Introduction concludes by proposing that post-structuralist ideas can work to improve planning practice in conditions of uncertainty, provided that key elements are in place
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-501
Number of pages21
JournalTown Planning Review
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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