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The Routledge Handbook of Institutions and Planning in Action

Edited by: Willem Salet

Print publication date:  July  2018
Online publication date:  July  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138085732
eBook ISBN: 9781315111230
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315111230
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The Routledge Handbook of Institutions and Planning in Action contains a selection of 25 chapters prepared by specialized international scholars of urban planning and urban studies focusing on the question of how institutional innovation occurs in practices of action. The contributors share expertise on institutional innovation and philosophical pragmatism. They discuss the different facets of these two conceptual frameworks and explore the alternative combinations through which they can be approached. The relevance of these conceptual lines of thought will be exemplified in exploring the contemporary practices of sustainable (climate-proof) urban transition. The aim of the handbook is to give a boost to the turn of institutional analysis in the context of action in changing cities.

Both philosophical pragmatism and institutional innovation rest on wide international uses in social sciences and planning studies, and may be considered as complementary for many reasons. However, the combination of these different approaches is all but evident and creates a number of dilemmas. After an encompassing introductory section entitled Institutions in Action, the handbook is further divided into the following sections:

    • Institutional innovation
    • Pragmatism: The Dimension of Action
    • On Justification
    • Cultural and Political Institutions in Action
    • Institutions and Urban Transition

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Institutions in Action Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Developing a ‘Sociological Institutionalist’ Approach to Analysing Institutional Change in Place Governance Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Political Articulation and Hegemonic Practices in the Institutionalization of the Urban Order Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Discursive Institutionalism and Planning Ideas Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Institutions in Urban SpaceLand, Infrastructure, and Governance in the Production of Urban Property Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Moving Towards a Flat Ontology of Institutional InnovationActor-Relational Lessons Learned from Early Water Management Perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Planning and the Politics of HopeA Critical Inquiry Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Adapting Different Planning Theories for Practical Judgement Download PDF
Chapter  9:  From Garbage in the Streets to Organizers’ OpportunitiesNavigating the Institutional Pragmatics of Democratic Inter-Subjectivity Download PDF
Chapter  10:  What Can We Learn from Evolutionary Theory When Confronting the Deep Challenges of Our Times? Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Learning and Governance Culture in Planning PracticeThe Case of Otaniemi Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Constitutions, Laws and PracticesEthics of Planning and Ethics of Planners Download PDF
Chapter  13:  How to Contextualize Legal Norms in Practices of Sustainable Development? Distinguishing Principles, Rules and Procedural Norms Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Interpreting Planning as Actions ‘in Plural’From Democratic Claim to Diverse Institutional Change Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Provenance, Ideology and the Public Interest in Planning Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Contextualizing Institutional Meaning through Aesthetic RelationsA Pragmatist Understanding of Local Action Download PDF
Chapter  17:  ‘London’s Vatican’The Role of the City’s New Architectural Icons as Institutional Imaginaries Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Political Nature of SymbolsExplaining Institutional Inertia and Change Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Urban Commons and Cultural IndustriesAn Exploration of the Institutional Embeddedness of Architectural Design in the Netherlands Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Pragmatism and Institutional Actions in Planning the Metropolitan Area of Milan Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Paradoxes of the Intervention Policy in Favelas in São PauloHow the Practice Turned Out the Policy Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Ambiguity as an OpportunityCoping With Change in Urban Megaprojects Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Instituting Resilience in the Making of the Istanbul Metropolis Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Urban Transformation in the Northern Randstad: How Institutions Structure Planning Practice Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Weaving the Threads of Institutions and Planning in Action Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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