In what sense an evolution of metropolitan planning actors?

Savaş Zafer Şahin, Daniel Galland, Mark Tewdwr-Jones

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This chapter addresses the changing roles of actors in metropolitan planning considering generations of metropolitan reforms where planning strategies and policies are shaped by agents with oftentimes conflicting conceptions and agendas about metropolitan planning. We identify and examine the transformation of key metropolitan planning actors in relation to fluctuating planning styles and assess the unintended consequences associated with changing power relations. We use illustrative examples from the West and Global South where ad hoc actors and constellations of actors shape metropolitan planning in different ways. The overall contribution is to provide a trajectory of the changing nature of influential actors and the interests that lie behind the redefinition and reinterpretation of metropolitan planning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetropolitan Regions, Planning and Governance
EditorsKarsten Zimmermann, Daniel Galland , John Harrison
Number of pages14
Publication date2020
Commissioning bodyARL German Academy for Spatial Research and Planning
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-25631-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-25632-6
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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    Şahin, S. Z., Galland, D., & Tewdwr-Jones, M. (2020). In what sense an evolution of metropolitan planning actors? In K. Zimmermann, D. G., & J. Harrison (Eds.), Metropolitan Regions, Planning and Governance (pp. 211-224). Springer.