20 B&W illustrations
ISBN: 9781848222786 • Publication: September 26, 2019
Series: Concise Guides to Planning
Why Plan? Planning Theory for Practitioners
Graham Haughton and Iain White
Available for preorder: this book will be shipped on its publication date of September 26, 2019
DescriptionWhy do we plan? Who decides how and where we plan and what we should value? How do theories and ideologies filter down into real policies and plans which affect our lives?
Written in a deliberately practitioner-friendly manner, this useful guide answers these questions and reveals planning theories to be simply new ideas that can help one see the world differently. Thinking about them enables us to take a step back to appreciate the wider context. The guide discusses the value of planning, how rationales for planning have changed and whether we have too much, too little planning, or just the wrong kind of planning.
It then sets out 25 key concepts central to professional practice, ranging from participation and complexity to post-politics and state theory, from risk and resilience to governmentality, from assemblage to ecosystems and sustainability, justice, from Actor Network Theory to soft spaces, postmodernism and difference.