Planning and Knowledge: How New Forms of Technocracy Are Shaping Contemporary Cities
edited by Mike Raco, Federico Savini


Hardback | Jul 2019 | Policy Press | 9781447345244 | 304pp | 234x156mm | POD | RFB | AUD$179.99, NZD$214.99


This book uses an international perspective and draws on a wide range of new conceptual and empirical material to examine the sources of conflict and cooperation within the different landscapes of knowledge that are driving contemporary urban change. 

Based on the premise that historically-established systems of regulation and control are being subject to unprecedented pressures, scholars critically reflect on the changing role of planning and governance in sustainable urban development, looking at how a shift in power relations between expert and local cultures in western planning processes has blurred the traditional boundaries between public, private, and voluntary sectors.