Planning for complex metropolitan regions: A better future or a more certain one?

Abbott, John (2009) Planning for complex metropolitan regions: A better future or a more certain one?. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 28 4: 503-517. doi:10.1177/0739456X08330976

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Author Abbott, John
Title Planning for complex metropolitan regions: A better future or a more certain one?
Journal name Journal of Planning Education and Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0739-456X
1552-6577
Publication date 2009-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0739456X08330976
Volume 28
Issue 4
Start page 503
End page 517
Total pages 15
Editor Michael Brooks
Weiping Wu
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Issues, organizations and plans interact in complex ways in metropolitan regions. Planning seeks to influence this interaction to produce a better future: But there are tensions between seeking a better future and a more certain one. The concept of planning as managing uncertainties is used to explore these tensions in two examples: the 1929 Regional Plan of New York and the SEQ 2001 Project in Australia. The article explores how uncertainties, the intentions and plans of organizations, and processes of agreement interact to affect the efforts of planners, visionary individuals, and governments to deliver plans for a better future.
© 2009 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.
Keyword Complex systems
Metropolitan planning
New York
Uncertainty
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
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