Journal article

Framing the Future: On Local Planning Cultures and Legacies

Dave Valler, Nicholas A Phelps

PLANNING THEORY & PRACTICE | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

This paper considers the influence of established local planning cultures and legacies on the trajectory of contemporary local development policies. Local and sub-regional planning cultures are interpreted as overall ‘developmental frames’ which set the context for local planning approaches both through more concrete territorial, developmental and policy forms and through cognitive structures, assumptions and values. These frames then exert significant influence on how planning policy is conceived and enacted, with potentially major implications for local development outcomes. Three illustrative case studies are presented from sub-regional growth areas in the South East of England.

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the RTPI Small Project Impact Research (SPIRe) Scheme and RTPI South East branch;