Stretching Beyond the Horizon: A Multiplanar Theory of Spatial Planning and Governance

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
In this innovative work Jean Hillier develops a new theory for students and researchers of spatial planning and governance which is grounded primarily in the work of Gilles Deleuze. The theory recognizes the complex interrelation between place qualities and the multiple space-time relational dynamics of spatial governance. Using empirical examples from England and Australia, Hillier identifies the power of networks and trajectories through which various actors territorialize space and explores the social and political responsibilities of spatial managers and decision-makers. She explores what spatial planning and urban management practices could look like if they were to become along Deleuzean lines and suggests alternative framings for spatial practice: broad trajectories or 'visions' of the longer-term future and shorter-term, location-specific detailed plans and projects with collaboratively determined tangible goals.
 

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Contents

Transdisciplinary Shadows
33
Complexity Theories in Evolution
47
Multiplicity Connection and Fragmentation
68
Reconceptualising Time
83
Legalised Obliteration of Spatial
105
Conclusions
121
Forests as Rhizomic Multiplicities
138
Ghost Fleet Torpedoed
153
Problematising
187
Spatial Planning and Urban Governance as Baroque?
233
A Theory of Visual Dust
242
Working Towards Multiplanar Planning and Governance
251
Diagrams of Multiplanar Evolutionary
271
Turbulence within the Flow
313
References
327
Index
387

Responsibility for Justice
172

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Professor Jean Hillier is Associate Dean, Sustainability and Urban Planning at RMIT University, Australia

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