Soft spaces, fuzzy boundaries, and metagovernance: The new spatial planning in the Thames Gateway

Phil Allmendinger, Graham Haughton

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Abstract

This paper examines the changing practices of spatial planning, critically engaging with state theory to argue that a new generation of 'soft spaces' and 'fuzzy boundaries' occupies a key position in the emergent planning system. In the process we question whether privileged scales and sectors can meaningfully be identified in current state-restructuring processes.We use interviews with key national policy makers and a case study of the Thames Gateway to test our ideas. © 2008 Pion Ltd and its Licensors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-633
Number of pages16
JournalEnvironment and Planning A
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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