Collaborative Planning in Perspective

  title={Collaborative Planning in Perspective},
  author={Patsy Healey},
  journal={Planning Theory},
  pages={101 - 123}
  • P. Healey
  • Published 1 July 2003
  • Art
  • Planning Theory
This article presents a personal review by the author of Collaborative Planning: Shaping Places in Fragmented Societies, published in 1997. It explains how the book came to be written and makes some comments on the various criticisms it has attracted. The first section introduces key experiences that fed into the book followed by a brief summary of the key ideas that underpin its arguments. In reviewing the critiques, the article focuses in particular on the treatment of `context', the emphasis… 
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Participation and planning: Dichotomies, rationalities and strategies for power
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Examining participatory governance in a devolving UK: Insights from national parks policy development in Northern Ireland
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Strategic Planning as Governance of Long-Lasting Transformative Practices
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Reviewing the Ambiguous: Examining the Typologies of Public Participation Towards Its Evaluation
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Planning Theory: Interaction with Institutional Contexts
Institutionalist Analysis, Communicative Planning, and Shaping Places
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Collaborative Action in Local Plan-Making: Planners' Perceptions of ‘Planning through Debate’
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Conservation through Conversation: Collaborative Planning for Reuse of a Former Military Property in Sauk County, Wisconsin, USA
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Positive Theory of Planning: The Social Choice Approach
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Collaborative Planning: Shaping Places in Fragmented Societies
Preface to the 2nd edition.- PART I: TOWARDS AN INSTITUTIONAL ACCOUNT AND COMMUNICATIVE THEORY OF PLANNING.- Introduction.- Traditions of Planning Thought.- An Institutional Approach to Spatial