Planning and Social Control: Exploring the Dark Side

  title={Planning and Social Control: Exploring the Dark Side},
  author={Oren Yiftachel},
  journal={Journal of Planning Literature},
  pages={395 - 406}
  • O. Yiftachel
  • Published 1 May 1998
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Planning Literature
Theories of urban and regional planning have been deficient, neglecting to account sufficientlyfor its use as a tool of social control and oppression. The article argues that planning's well-documented progressive potential should be understood as being structurally accompanied by a more sinister dark side. It develops a conceptual framework within which the 'planning as control' can be theorized and studied, and by linking the public production of space to recent social science and Foucauldian… 
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