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Beheerplannen voor Natura 2000 gebieden

De Vogelrichtlijn (1979) en de Habitatrichtlijn (1992) vormen de basis van het natuurbeleid van de Europese Unie. Het doel van deze richtlijnen is te zorgen voor een goede bescherming van soorten en hun leefgebieden. Als onderdeel van het beleid hebben alle landen gebieden met bijzondere natuurwaarden geïdentificeerd en aangewezen als beschermd natuurgebied. Deze gebieden vormen […]

Citizens increasingly want to become active participants in urban planning and governments increasingly put in effort to ensure inclusive planning processes. This paper analyzes the institutional work that underlies the attempt to institutionalize a more active role of citizens in urban planning. It draws on a case in which a group of citizens aims to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]