By describing 15 years of Actor-relational Approaches to Spatial Planning in Flanders, the Netherlands and Beyond, the book forms a showcase of the wide applicability of the actor-relational approach in enduring or deadlocked planning processes.
By detailing the Dutch planning system and its cultures this book aims to show not only that we can identify distinct planning cultures across space and time, but also that planning cultures exist within one system.
Urban resilience is almost unanimously identified as an inherently positive guiding principle in the risk reduction policy field. However, limited attention is paid to the learning dimension of resilience-building.
This thesis highlights the value of an area-specific and associated decentralised approach to energy transition that emphasizes integration of policy and collaboration of actors and institutions into Chinese urban governance.
This empirical research utilizes the actor relational approach to explore the complex association between transport, urban development, and economy and their interrelation in the context of Lahore, Pakistan.
This research considers public services in urban environments fundamental for value creation and for the experimentation of governance models that might have considerable implications for planning research and practice, policy development and societal well-being.
This study of the cities of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Christchurch in New Zealand shows that cities are still institutionally ill equipped to significantly enhance their resilience – their capacities to resist, recover and adapt.