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Further Research and Policy Perspectives

  • Dietrich HenckelEmail author
  • Benjamin Könecke
  • Susanne Thomaier
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Part of the Urban and Landscape Perspectives book series (URBANLAND, volume 15)

Abstract

The contribution sums up the role and state of the art of space-time research and practice reflected in this book. The work presented in this volume is based on an exchange of European researchers and practitioners, who collaborate in the ENCiTi network (European Network of City Times). The contributions of this interdisciplinary group have illustrated that the spatio-temporal perspective in urban planning and urban policies can offer new insights for an improvement of the urban quality of life. Each of the authors approaches the topic from a different angle: hence, the book comprises descriptive, analytical as well as normative contributions and theoretical and empirical studies; some authors stress behavioural (temporal) patterns, whereas others emphasise urban structures or policies, shaping urban time spaces; they also differentiate between clock time and experienced time. This final contribution of the book highlights prime fields of further research, which is needed in order to foster the theoretical, methodological, empirical and normative ground of space-time research for it to become a neo-discipline. The following topics are described as possible fields for more in-depth research: rhythm analysis; temporal regulation; temporal efficiency and justice; urban structures, mobility and morphologies; dynamics of temporal changes; actors; time and identity; methods of empirical foundation and evaluation methods.

Keywords

Space-time research Neo-discipline Future development Overview 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietrich Henckel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Benjamin Könecke
    • 1
  • Susanne Thomaier
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Stadt- und RegionalplanungTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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