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Planning in ten words or less : a Lacanian entanglement with spatial planning / Michael Gunder, Jean Hillier.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2009Description: vii, 243 p. ill. 25 cmISBN:
  • 9780754674573
  • 0754674576
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 307.1216 22
  • 307.1/216 22
  • 307.1201 22
LOC classification:
  • HT166
Other classification:
  • Odg
Contents:
Planning as an empty signifier -- The lack of certainty -- Prescribing the good -- The haunting of risk -- Is smart growth dumb? -- Pressures of competitive globalisation -- Multiculturalism : the other always steals my enjoyment -- Sustainability of and for the market? -- Responsibility to whom? -- Beyond the mere rationality of planning.
Summary: This work attempts to demythologise 10 of the most heavily utilised terms in spatial planning: rationality, the good, certainty, risk, growth, globalisation, multi-culturalism, sustainability, responsibility and planning itself. It argues that these terms, and others, are mere 'empty signifiers', meaning everything and nothing.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Planning as an empty signifier -- The lack of certainty -- Prescribing the good -- The haunting of risk -- Is smart growth dumb? -- Pressures of competitive globalisation -- Multiculturalism : the other always steals my enjoyment -- Sustainability of and for the market? -- Responsibility to whom? -- Beyond the mere rationality of planning.

This work attempts to demythologise 10 of the most heavily utilised terms in spatial planning: rationality, the good, certainty, risk, growth, globalisation, multi-culturalism, sustainability, responsibility and planning itself. It argues that these terms, and others, are mere 'empty signifiers', meaning everything and nothing.

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