Network Power in Collaborative Planning

@article{Booher2000NetworkPI,
  title={Network Power in Collaborative Planning},
  author={David E. Booher and Judith Eleanor Innes},
  journal={Journal of Planning Education and Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={21},
  pages={221 - 236}
}
  • D. Booher, J. Innes
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Planning Education and Research
This article makes a case that collaborative planning is becoming more important because it can result in network power. Collaborative policy processes are increasingly in use as ways of achieving results in an era distinguished by rapid change, social and political fragmentation, rapid high volume information flow, global interdependence, and conflicting values. Network power can be thought of as a flow of power in which participants all share. It comes into being most effectively when three… 

Figures from this paper

Expanding the Scope and Impact of Collaborative Planning
TLDR
It is concluded that the FLN nurtures expertise in ecological fire restoration and collaborative planning by linking multi-stakeholder collaboratives to regional communities of practice, which creates and sustains a network of collaboratives that amplify the potential for fundamental change in the culture and practice of fire management.
Preparing to Plan: Collaborative Planning in Monteverde, Costa Rica
Abstract Broad community-scale, collaborative planning processes can help stakeholders develop trust. However, planners should also consider ways to develop trust before embarking on larger community
Planners Learning and Creating Power
Learning networks, such as a community of practice, can be an important way for planners to gain access to, and power in, new professional knowledge domains. In this manuscript, the authors develop,
Collaborative methods in social movement organizing : a case study of long-term alliance development and energy efficiency planning in Massachusetts
Some social movement organizations have begun to use collaborative methods to create decentralized network power for shared action through long-term alliance development and participation in
Ideology, Power, and the Structure of Policy Networks
This article investigates the role of power and ideology in the endogenous formation of policy networks. According to the Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF), shared ideology (conceptualized as a
Imagining a Complex Adaptive System : A Multi-State Transportation Collaborative
The Interstate 80 (I-80) Corridor System Master Plan (CSMP) study is bringing diverse stakeholders from across California, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming together for an in-depth dialogue. The ultimate
Empirical Study on Planning Participation in the Network Society
With the development of information technology, Internet can serve as a vital platform of planning participation, mostly because of the quick and timely feedback which enhances the efficiency of
Collaborative Planning by Metropolitan Planning Organizations
More than twenty years of case study research have produced a rich theoretical framework for understanding the outcomes that can be achieved through effective collaborative planning and the starting
Contextualizing Planning Support (Systems) : Co-designing to fit the dynamics of spatial strategy making
TLDR
The main conclusion of the thesis is that skilled facilitation is needed that structures group processes involving more flexible support, with dedicated support given to individual work.
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 141 REFERENCES
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
Consensus Building and Complex Adaptive Systems
TLDR
This article proposes that consensus building processes be evaluated in the light of principles of complexity science and communicative rationality, which are both congruent with professional practice and offers principles for evaluation and a set of process and outcome criteria.
Planning in the Face of Power.
Abstract Information is a source of power in the planning process. This article begins by assessing five perspectives of the planner's use of information: those of the technician, the incremental
Consensus Building as Role Playing and Bricolage: Toward a Theory of Collaborative Planning
This article makes the case, based on the authors' observation of and participation in stakeholder-based consensus building, that processes that succeed in producing breakthroughs and innovative ways
Information in Communicative Planning
Abstract What planners do most is talk and interact; it is through communicative practice that they influence public action. This paper contends that communicative planning requires a new concept of
VIEWPOINT: Challenge and creativity in postmodern planning
Planners in the United States (US) have never had it easy. Planning is barely accepted in some areas, and in dozens of states, cities and towns are under no obligation to have a plan nor to hire a
Planning Through Consensus Building: A New View of the Comprehensive Planning Ideal
Abstract Thirty years ago, Alan Altshuler, in a devastating critique that has never been effectively answered, challenged the legitimacy of comprehensive planning and of planners' expertise. He
Policy Planning and the Design and Use of Forums, Arenas, and Courts
In complex, shared-power settings, planners are unlikely to have much direct impact on action or underlying ‘bedrock’ social structures. What they can influence is the ideas, rules, modes, media, and
The Complexity of Cooperation: Agent-Based Models of Competition and Collaboration
  • R. Axelrod
  • Economics
    Canadian Journal of Political Science
  • 1998
A collection of seven essays that serves as an introductory text on complexity theory and computer modelling in the social sciences, and as an overview of the current state of the art in this field.
Explorations in planning theory
What is this thing called planning? What is its domain? What do planners do? How do they talk? What are the limits and possibilities for planning imposed by power, politics, knowledge, technology,
...
...