Post-rational planning and the shifting role of planning imagery

Pojani, Dorina and Stead, Dominic (2016) Post-rational planning and the shifting role of planning imagery. Journal of Urban Design, 21 3: 353-385. doi:10.1080/13574809.2016.1167590

Author Pojani, Dorina
Stead, Dominic
Title Post-rational planning and the shifting role of planning imagery
Journal name Journal of Urban Design   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-4809
Publication date 2016-04-19
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13574809.2016.1167590
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 21
Issue 3
Start page 353
End page 385
Total pages 33
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract This paper discusses how visual representations contained in urban plans change during periods of rapid social, economic and political transition. It investigates the consequences of these transitions, focusing on the situation in Albania immediately after the fall of socialism. In doing so, the paper contributes to the academic literature on the implications of liberalization for planning, particularly in terms of the way in which plans are formulated, presented and employed. The authors contend that the visual representations and the written word both express and validate the perspectives of power holders and the dominating planning doctrines. Maps often contain hidden or subtle messages and agendas that are not immediately apparent to text readers. To fully understand the evolution of planning thought and practice in any place, texts and maps must be analysed in conjunction with each other.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Wed, 27 Apr 2016, 00:10:04 EST by Dorina Pojani on behalf of School of Geography, Planning & Env Management