(April 2012) The Dynamics of Spatial Strategy-making
This paper presents a conceptual framework for understanding the dynamics of collaborative knowledge production in spatial planning practice. It argues for an appreciation of the importance of community engagement to planning knowledge, in addition to its empowerment value. It first presents the overlap between collaborative and spatial planning theories and highlights the implicit connection between participation of lay stakeholders and spatial planning knowledge. Then it outlines the elements of spatial strategy-making which are critical to knowledge production. An empirical case is given which substantiates the conceptual work around knowledge and strategy making, and offers insight into the difficulties that are experienced in practice. Finally the paper relates these dynamics of spatial planning to possible new discourses of participation.
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