Urban and Urbanization

Cities after planning

This special issue examines the worlds that are brought into being after plans are made and differentially conjured into being; after its critiques of modernist simplification and transposability have been read, recognized and incorporated by planners in their practice (Scott, 1998). In the papers that follow, we focus on the temporal dimensions of urban planning. We are particularly interested in the uneven ways in which urban spaces in the present – as (always incomplete) materializations of modernist plans past – present new predicaments not just for social life, but for the craft of planning itself.

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Though not an exhaustive list, these are many of the main areas we cover.