Using Actor–Network Theory to understand planning practice: Exploring relationships between actants in regulating low-carbon commercial development

  title={Using Actor–Network Theory to understand planning practice: Exploring relationships between actants in regulating low-carbon commercial development},
  author={Yvonne Rydin},
  journal={Planning Theory},
  pages={23 - 45}
  • Y. Rydin
  • Published 2013
  • Engineering
  • Planning Theory
There has been a recent growth in interest within planning theory in Actor–Network Theory. This article explores the potential for Actor–Network Theory to deliver a distinctive perspective on planning practice. Using a case study of commercial office development and the discussion of its carbon performance within the regulatory planning process, an Actor–Network Theory–based analysis is provided. The analysis points to the role of planning policy documents as intermediaries, the planning… Expand

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