Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Towards an Institutionalist Account and Communicative Theory of Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patsy Healey
      Pages 7-30
    3. Patsy Healey
      Pages 72-87
  3. The Changing Dynamics of Urban Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Patsy Healey
      Pages 95-130
    3. Patsy Healey
      Pages 131-163
    4. Patsy Healey
      Pages 164-196
  4. Processes for Collaborative Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Patsy Healey
      Pages 205-242
    3. Patsy Healey
      Pages 243-283
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 315-338

About this book


Spatial and environmental planning is an essential feature of all but the very simplest of societies. Its form and role and the principles on which it should be based, however, have become increasingly controversial questions. In this important book Patsy Healey draws on a wide range of new thinking in social, political and spatial theory to provide a framework for planning which is rooted in the institutional realities of our increasingly fragmented societies but designed to foster communication and collaborative action.


design environment governance Institution planning

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Town and Country PlanningUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneUK

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