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Handbook of Planning Theory

Handbook of Planning Theory

Spatial planning is increasingly gaining renewed attention as an invaluable tool for addressing all kinds of socio-environmental issues. However what planning is and could be in contemporary society often differs from those forms of planning that classic readings on planning elaborate on. The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory therefore presents a timely and very welcome […]

Solutions for global marine litter pollu...

Solutions for global marine litter pollution

Since the 1950s the amount of plastics in the marine environment has increased dramatically. Worldwide there is a growing concern about the risks and possible adverse effects of (micro)plastics. This paper reflects on the sources and effects of marine litter and the effects of policies and other actions taken worldwide. Current knowledge offers a solid […]

Power/Knowledge in Natural Resource Mana...

Power/Knowledge in Natural Resource Management

This special issue of Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning draws the attention to ongoing concerns about the management of natural resources (NRM): their exploration, extraction, processing, and commodification is still happening in ways that are perceived to be socially unjust and ecologically unsustainable. The special issue seeks to highlight how the Foucaultian notion of power/knowledge remains […]

Power/knowledge and natural resource man...

Power/knowledge and natural resource management

In this paper, we present a conceptual framework extending Foucaultian insights on the relations between power and knowledge to link up with current insights into studies of natural resource management (NRM) and more broadly environmental studies. We classify discourses in NRM according to understandings of social–ecological systems and argue that grasping those larger contexts can push […]

Landscape governance, environmental poli...

Landscape governance, environmental policy, spatial planning and place branding

Place branding strategies are increasingly used to promote cities, regions and national parks. In this paper we analyse the evolution of landscape governance in three Flemish regions to discern the virtues of these place branding strategies in relation to other forms of environmental policy and spatial planning. In all three regions state led policies and […]

Governing for resilience

Governing for resilience

Resilience has become a key concept in the sciences and practices of environmental governance. Yet governing for resilience is a major challenge because it requires governance systems to be both stable and flexible at the same time. Achieving a productive balance between stability and flexibility is a key challenge. The concept of “institutional work” is […]

Voldoen aan regels is niet voldoende om ...

Voldoen aan regels is niet voldoende om natuur te beschermen

Het TV programma De Monitor doet onderzoek naar de relatie tussen bouwprojecten en beschermde dieren. De uitzending laat zien hoe ontwikkelaars en overheden binnen de regels van de wet altijd wel ruimte vinden om plannen en projecten door te laten gaan en dat bezwaren van omwonenden en natuurbeschermers veelal weinig invloed hebben. In tegenstelling tot […]

Witchcraft, oracle, and magic in the kin...

Witchcraft, oracle, and magic in the kingdom of planning: A reflection on planning theory and practice

“This paper offers a response to a claim in Planning Theory that “there is no planning—only planning practices“. “When a highly esteemed colleague as Prof Alexander looks back at his distinguished career and observes a stockpile of problems in the planning discipline, to the extent that both planning and planning theory seem to lose their unity and validity […]

Hoe natuurinclusief zijn rijksprojecten?

Hoe natuurinclusief zijn rijksprojecten?

In de Rijksnatuurvisie ‘Natuurlijk Verder’ zijn de concepten natuurcombinaties en natuurinclusief geïntroduceerd. In deze studie is nagegaan of rijksoverheden in rijksprojecten zelf met natuurcombinaties en natuurinclusief werken en welke mogelijkheden er zijn om deze manier van werken te versterken. Om het onderzoek uit te voeren, is gebruik gemaakt van inzichten uit Evolutionary Governance Theory. Dit […]