Planning Theory's Emerging Paradigm: Communicative Action and Interactive Practice

  title={Planning Theory's Emerging Paradigm: Communicative Action and Interactive Practice},
  author={Judith Eleanor Innes},
  journal={Journal of Planning Education and Research},
  pages={183 - 189}
  • J. Innes
  • Published 1 April 1995
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Planning Education and Research
The long-bemoaned gap between theory and practice in planning is closing as a new type of planning theorist is beginning to dominate the field. These theorists make the gap complaint moot because they take practice as the raw material of their inquiry. In this they differ from their predecessors, who did primarily armchair theorizing and systematic thinking about planning. These new theorists pursue the questions and puzzles that arise in their study of practice, rather than those which emerge… 
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