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Communicating visions for urban development

a micro-study of a governance process

Norlin, Måns (2014). Communicating visions for urban development. Alnarp : Sveriges lantbruksuniv.
ISBN 978-91-576-9207-8
eISBN 978-91-576-9208-5
[Licentiate thesis]

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This thesis studies the topic of policy making in the context of producing a comprehensive plan. The thesis uses the case of a municipality in Sweden. Contributing to the understanding of how governance processes can be performed, this thesis studies policy making in a collaborative situation. A form of micro-study is used to scrutinize in detail the dialogues between participants. The thesis applies Membership Categorization Analysis and Conversation Analysis to uncover the participants' accomplishments. The approaches reveal a variety of ways the participants perform planning, how visions and strategies are implemented in practice and how participants can reach agreement on planning issues.

The study provides planning research with further understanding of the situatedness and epistemology of policy making, and it brings to light the variety of ways participants in policy making can enter and inform discussions, thereby enhancing the level of democracy in governance processes.

Authors/Creators:Norlin, Måns
Title:Communicating visions for urban development
Subtitle:a micro-study of a governance process
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Denna avhandling studerar en deliberativ demokratiprocess med att ta fram en översiktsplan. Avhandlingen använder ett fall från en kommun i Sverige. För att bidra till förståelsen av hur deliberativa processer kan genomföras, studerar denna avhandling en kollaborativ planeringssituation. En form av mikro-studier används för att i detalj granska diskussionerna mellan deltagarna. Avhandlingen tillämpar 'membership categorization analysis' och konversationsanalys för att avtäcka deltagarnas prestationer. Dessa tillnärmningssätt avtäcker en variation av olika sätt deltagarna använder för att utföra planering på. Tillnärmningssätten visar också på hur visioner och strategier kan genomföras i praktiken och hur deltagarna kan komma överens om planeringsfrågor.

Studien förser planeringsforskning med ytterligare förståelse av de situationella och de epistemologiska aspekterna vid planeringspolitik. Därmed bidrar studien till att förstå sambandet mellan teori och praktik i planeringsforskningen. Studien visar också på de olika sätt deltagare i planeringsprocesser kan komma in i, och informera, diskussioner, vilket bidrar till att berika förståelsen till de socio-kulturella förståelsen för deliberativa demokratiprocesser.

Year of publishing :2014
Number of Pages:60
I.Norlin, M., Qviström, M., Larsson, A., Bergeå, H.L. Identifying 'plannables' regarding the topic of densification in planning. Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. Accepted with major revisions in November 2013, resubmitted in February 2014.
II.Norlin, M., Bergeå, H.L., Larsson, A., Qviström, M. Listening carefully: Understanding in a deliberative planning process by the use of a microstudy. Submitted paper.
Place of Publication:Alnarp
Publisher:Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISBN for printed version:978-91-576-9207-8
ISBN for electronic version:978-91-576-9208-5
Publication Type:Licentiate thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E11 Land economics and policies
P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Landscape Architecture
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 504 Sociology > Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 506 Political Science > Public Administration Studies
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 506 Political Science > Globalisation Studies
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 508 Media and Communications > Communication Studies
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 509 Other Social Sciences > Social Sciences Interdisciplinary (Peace and Conflict Research and Studies on Sustainable Society)
Agrovoc terms:urban planning, towns, governance, urban environment, participation, communication, methods, case studies, sweden
Keywords:Collaborative planning, Governance, Planning theory, Planning practice, Situated planning, Epistemology, Micro-study, Membership categorization analysis, Conversation analysis, Politics, Participation, Urban planning, Visions, Strategy, Planning, Urban environment, Public space, Communication
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ID Code:11080
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Deposited By: Mr Måns Norlin
Deposited On:21 Mar 2014 07:25
Metadata Last Modified:04 Aug 2015 20:05

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