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By Tuna Taşan-Kok (auth.), Tuna Tasan-Kok, Guy Baeten (eds.)

This ebook argues that the thoughts of ‘neoliberalism’ and ‘neoliberalisation,’ whereas in universal use around the entire variety of social sciences, have to this point been in general ignored in making plans conception and the research of making plans perform. delivering insights from papers provided in the course of a convention consultation at a gathering of the organization of yank Geographers in Boston in 2008 and a few commissioned chapters, this publication fills this crucial hiatus within the learn of making plans. What the case experiences from Africa, Asia, North-America and Europe incorporated during this quantity have in universal is they all show the uneasy cohabitation of ‘planning’ – a few form of nation intervention for the betterment of our outfitted and traditional setting – and ‘neoliberalism’ – a trust within the superiority of marketplace mechanisms to prepare land use and the inferiority of its contrary, nation intervention. making plans, if whatever, might be visible as being in direct distinction to neoliberalism, as whatever that are supposed to be rolled again or maybe annihilated via neoliberal perform. to mix ‘neoliberal’ and ‘planning’ in a single word then turns out awkward at top, and an outright oxymoron at worst. to confess to the very life or epistemological danger of ‘neoliberal making plans’ might sound to be a complete give up of kingdom making plans to industry superiority, or in different phrases, the straightforward attractiveness that the administration of structures, delivery infrastructure, parks, conservation parts and so on. beyond the revenue precept has reached its limits within the 21st century. making plans subsequently will be decreased to a trifling facilitator of ‘market forces’ within the urban, be it mild or authoritarian. but despite those contradictions and outright impossibilities, planners function inside, give a contribution to, face up to or mood an more and more neoliberal mode of manufacturing areas and areas, or the revival of profit-driven alterations in land use. it's this contradiction among the serving of personal profit-seeking pursuits whereas truly looking the general public betterment of towns that this quantity has sought to explain, discover, research and make feel of via a suite of case reports masking quite a lot of making plans concerns in numerous nations. This e-book lays naked simply how spatial making plans capabilities in an age of industry triumphalism, how planners reply to the overruling revenue precept in land allocation and what's left of non-profit pushed developments.

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The Hyllie area, initially earmarked for the Million Program, is being sold in consecutive rounds to selected property developers. It is clear that the Hyllie project, in combination with other high-profile interventions, play a significant part in the city’s transformation from a clapped-out industrial town after the shipyards closure in 1987 to a post-industrial city that has somehow regained its self-confidence. The short-term economic gains from the very construction of this new, post-industrial city are considerable and the role of this newly built environment in Malmö’s city-marketing efforts is essential.

Together, these assumptions imply that forging new tools may not necessarily change the neoliberal path-dependency of planning, but rather could help clarify the role of planning by re-defining its influence on social, political and power relations. 3 Increasing Opportunity-Led Approach of Planning Institutions It is no coincidence that around the world urban development takes place in a fragmented and piecemeal manner. Opportunity-led planning practices have taken 1 Introduction: Contradictions of Neoliberal Urban Planning 11 root everywhere in reaction to rapid and complex change.

Hyllie counts as the largest project yet to cater for the alleged housing, office, leisure and transport needs of the ‘entrepreneur’. In the Hyllie case, 70 percent of the planned housing stock will be for sale only, thereby excluding lower-income families who can only afford to rent. The main local business-friendly think tank Öresundsinstitutet initially hoped that around 70 percent of the Hyllie population would consist of Danes (fleeing the skyrocketing housing prices of Copenhagen and its surroundings).

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