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Planning in a technological society: discussing the London Plan

Rydin, Y; (2010) Planning in a technological society: discussing the London Plan. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research , 34 (2) 243 - 259. 10.1111/j.1468-2427.2009.00901.x. Green open access

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Abstract

The sustainable development agenda has influenced the focus of urban planning policy in many countries and localities; this article argues that its influence has been much more widespread, affecting not just the content of planning but also its discourses and practices. This reflects more profound shifts within society — shifts that put the governance of technology firmly centre‐place. Using a case study of the London Plan (the spatial development strategy for London), the discussion considers how recent debates on the Plan are being shaped by the need to focus on technological issues. Using Barry's and Feenberg's explorations of the technological society, the analysis identifies key features such as the contestation of evidence and expertise, the focus on technical details and the resultant reframing of policy discourse. The article concludes with suggestions as to the ways in which planning may change in the future.

Type: Article
Title: Planning in a technological society: discussing the London Plan
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2427.2009.00901.x
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2427.2009.00901.x
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Planning
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/92219
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