Advances in Spatial Planning by J. Burian

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Can we develop theories and practices which rely less on closure and more on openness to possibilities and opportunities? , 2011: 4). To Hillier, plans are moments of stability, a temporary fixity, and spatial planning an experimental practice. Hillier argue for foresighting, speculation, and experiments because these methods entail thinking about futures that we may not be able to recognize directly, futures that do not simply extend our current needs and wants but may actively transform them in ways we may not understand or control (Grosz, 2008: 260, cited in Hillier, 2008: 34).

Fluidity is used to illustrate instability, movement, uncertainty, complexity, and something uncontrollable; this is, in contrast to stability, which is static, fixed, ordered, and controlled. From the planning field, fluidity characterizes what Miraftab (2009), for example, called “insurgent citizenship” practices – those radical planning practices that respond to neoliberalism: “through the entanglement of inclusion and resistance they move across the invited and the invented spaces of citizenship” (p.

28] Jacquetta H. Hawkes, The First Great Civilizations: Life in Mesopotamia, The Indus Valley and Egypt (London: Hutchinson, 1973), 271. [29] Friedrich Nietzsche (1871), The Birth of Tragedy and the Genealogy of Morals, translated from the German by Francis Golffing. New York: Doubleday, 1956). [30] Marcus Tulius Cicero, De natura deorum (ii 34) [31] William Paley (1809), Natural Theology: or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity (London: Oxford University Press, 2006). [32] Charles D.

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