New PDF release: Conceptions of Space and Place in Strategic Spatial Planning

By Simin Davoudi, Ian Strange

ISBN-10: 0415431026

ISBN-13: 9780415431026

Bringing jointly authors from academia and perform, this booklet examines spatial making plans at assorted locations through the British Isles. Six illustrative case reviews of perform learn which conceptions of area and position were articulated, awarded and visualized during the construction of spatial strategies. Ranging from a wide conurbation (London) to local (Yorkshire and Humber) and nationwide degrees, the case reports supply a rounded and level-headed view of the actual effects and the idea in the back of them. whereas there's common help for re-orienting making plans in the direction of house and position, there was little universal realizing approximately what constitutes ‘spatial planning’, and what conceptions of house and position underpin it. This book addresses those questions and stimulates debate and important brooding about area and position between educational planners.

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First, and in terms of content, postmodernism’s concern with space as culturally produced would clearly infuse planners’ interpretation of spatiality. We might expect here to see examples of a planning practice in which space is simultaneously perceived (mental), conceived (social) and lived (physical), mirroring Lefebvre’s notion of the ‘trialectic of spatiality’. In terms of the conception of place, post-modern influences would be found where we see examples of place being seen as created through imaginative visioning and learning through ‘story telling’ (Healey 2007:215), and as a key element of expressing identity and belonging.

One of the earliest regional plans in the page_44 Page 45 UK was the 1921 South Wales Regional Survey (Ministry of Health 1921), which considered where new, state-funded housing to supplement, and sometimes replace, the poorly planned coalfield settlements should be located. This was a plan in the positivist tradition. Its very title made this clear in relation to the planning process: here was a set of recommendations based on data, trends and the clear assumption that the future could be at the very least heavily influenced and managed (though it was acknowledged that there might be uncertainties about the precise nature of that future).

The latter resented the growth of a competitor city so close that was not under its control and hence not necessarily complementing the city council’s promotion and planning of Cardiff (Cardiff City Planning Officer 1969; Welsh Office 1967). page_46 Page 47 These spatio-institutional rivalries are an important strand in Welsh regional planning. The terms in which they were played out revealed the continuing significance of the positivist legacy especially in its interpretation of scale, spatial organisation and time.

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