The Communicative Turn in Planning Theory and its Implications for Spatial Strategy Formation

  title={The Communicative Turn in Planning Theory and its Implications for Spatial Strategy Formation},
  author={Patsy Healey},
  journal={Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design},
  pages={217 - 234}
  • P. Healey
  • Published 1 April 1996
  • Sociology
  • Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design
There is an increasing contemporary interest, particularly in Europe, in the spatial organization of urban regions and in spatial strategy. But there is a general loss of confidence in political systems as mechanisms for conflict mediation and the strategic management of collective affairs. This raises questions about how stakeholders in spatial change in urban regions get to understand the complex dynamics of urban regions, how they get to agree on strategies and actions, and how this may be… 
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