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A counter-movement to 'place-less' power. Planners as progressive place-based leaders

Hambleton, Robin

Authors



Contributors

Ayda Eraydin ayda@metu.edu.tr
Editor

Klaus Frey kfrey16@gmail.com
Editor

Abstract

This chapter argues that it is helpful to distinguish between place-less and place-based power. Place-less decision-makers are unconcerned about the impact of their decisions on communities living in particular localities. The forces of economic globalisation, particularly the rise of multinational companies operating on a global basis, have resulted in a spectacular growth in place-less power. The argument presented in this chapter suggests that city planners can, if they see themselves as place-based leaders, offer a significant and important challenge to place-less power. A conceptual framework for understanding the power of place is presented and three examples of successful place-based, progressive planning are presented: Malmo, Sweden; Freiburg, Germany; and Portland, Oregon, USA. The conclusions draw out key themes for planning practice and planning scholarship.

Publication Date Oct 10, 2018
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 204-223
Book Title Politics and conflict in governance and planning. Theory and practice
ISBN 9780815369196
APA6 Citation Hambleton, R. (2018). A counter-movement to 'place-less' power. Planners as progressive place-based leaders. In A. Eraydin, & K. Frey (Eds.), Politics and conflict in governance and planning. Theory and practice, 204-223. Routledge
Keywords leadership, city planning, power, progressive leadership, civic leadership, international comparisons
Publisher URL https://www.routledge.com/Politics-and-Conflict-in-Governance-and-Planning-Theory-and-Practice/Eraydin-Frey/p/book/9780815369196
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