Change of Thought: Findings on Planning for Shrinkage from a Regional Design CompetitionKempenaar, A., van Lierop, M., Westerink, J., van der Valk, A. & van den Brink, A., 1-Jan-2016, In : Planning Practice and Research. 31, 1, p. 23-40 18 p.
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Shrinkage or ‘no growth’ is expected to condition the long-term perspective of many Western cities and regions. Planning for shrinkage differs substantively from planning for growth and therefore calls for a change of thought in spatial planning. In our paper, we analyse how planning professionals responded to a ‘planning for shrinkage’ challenge in a regional design competition. We found that they fully adapted to the shrinking perspective, took a strategic approach, and promoted a leading role for local inhabitants. Collaboration with local inhabitants and entrepreneurs, creating new alliances, and timing emerge as key themes for planning professionals in planning for shrinkage.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Planning Practice and Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1-Jan-2016|
- design competition, process design, regional design, shrinkage, strategic spatial planning