Strategic spatial planning with momentum gaining scenario storytelling: legitimacy contested?

  • Bäcklund, Pia (Deltagare)
  • Kanninen, Vesa (Deltagare)
  • Raine, Mäntysalo (Projektledare)
  • Leino, Helena (Deltagare)
  • Laine, Markus (Deltagare)
  • Purkarthofer, Eva (Deltagare)
  • Grisakov, Kristi (Deltagare)
  • Healey, Patsy (Annan)
  • Throgmorton, Jim (Annan)

Projekt: Forskningsprojekt


Beskrivning (abstrakt)

The aim of the research project is to study how legitimacy is produced and maintained in strategic spatial planning processes. Our view is that in situations chracterized by institutional ambiguity legitimacy has to build on the planning process, not on formal authority or legal rights. This is often manifested in practices of storytelling which aim at creating storylines that frame understandings on the present and future and bring together different stakeholders.

The research project aims to integrate the unofficial and statutory forms of strategic spatial planning, to better manage legitimacy of planning processes, with a view on 1) rights and responsibilities, 2) democracy and power, and 3) information and knowledge. The research includes a case study of Tammela in the City of Tampere, and an analysis of unofficial structural schemes made in several Finnish urban regions.
Gällande start-/slutdatum01/09/201531/08/2019