Uncovering the unconscious dimensions of planning using culture as a tool to analyse spatial planning practices

by Othengrafen, Frank Published by : Routledge (London) Physical details: XVII, 230 S. Ill., graph. Darst., Kt. 24 cm ISBN:9781409435600 (electronic; ebook); 9781409435594 (hardback). Year: 2012
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-225) and index

Zugl.: Hamburg, HafenCity Univ., Diss., 2010

If planning is understood to be about the nature of place, about the way in which we use land, and about the physical expression of the ordering of society, then it becomes apparent that planning as an activity cannot possibly be divorced from the general cultural traditions that inform it. By adopting theoretical approaches from the fields of management studies, cultural studies and anthropology, and by using culture as an organising principle, this book develops an innovative framework which provides better insights into what culture is about, what the relations are between culture and planning and how culture influences planning practices

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