Policy Press

Slow Planning?

Timescapes, Power and Democracy

By Mark Dobson and Gavin Parker

Published

Apr 26, 2024

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447367703

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Apr 26, 2024

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447367727

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Apr 26, 2024

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447367727

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Slow Planning?

A deep exploration on how questions of time and its organisation affect planning practice, this book is aimed at public and private planning practitioners, national and local politicians and policymakers involved in planning, academics and students studying planning and related disciplines.

It presents time as a pervasive form of power that is used to shape democratic practices, and questions ‘project speed’: where time to think, deliberate and plan has been squeezed. The authors demonstrate the many benefits of slow planning for the key participants, multiple interests and planning system overall.

“This revealing book provides a highly original and comprehensive account of the relationships between planning and time. It is essential reading for urban studies researchers and students and a much-needed addition to the existing literature.” Mike Raco, University College London

Mark Dobson is Lecturer in Planning and Development at the University of Reading.

Gavin Parker is Professor of Planning Studies at the University of Reading.

1. Time, Speed and Slow Planning?

2. Time and Practice in Social Theory

3. Time and Participation in Planning

4. Time and Neoliberalisation in Planning

5. Time and Deliberation in Planning

6. Time, Planning and Timescapes for the Future