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How to Make Development Plans Suitable for Volatile Contexts

Rauws, W.S.; Cook, M. and van Dijk, T. (2014). How to Make Development Plans Suitable for Volatile Contexts. Planning Practice and Research, 29(2) pp. 133–151.

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Abstract

Development plans are central tools in spatial planning practice. They create a vision of how places should develop and prescribe how desired patterns of development will be realized. However, development plans are increasingly regarded as inflexible and even rigid when confronted by changes in their context. Conceptualizing urban districts in terms of complex adaptive systems (CAS), this paper identifies ways in which more flexible development plans can be designed. This is investigated through a case study of a development plan for Blauwestad in the Netherlands, which enabled sources of rigidity to be analysed. The paper concludes with the view that from a CAS perspective, development plans are part of the structures necessary to facilitate self-organization, and if designed with certain principles in mind, can play a key role in assisting the endogenous evolution of spatial developments.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Taylor and Francis
ISSN: 0269-7459
Keywords: adaptive capacity; complex adaptive systems; rigidity; development plan; Blauwestad
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 44245
Depositing User: Matthew Cook
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 10:27
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 19:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44245
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