How do you employ an insurgent planner?

Edited by:

Roberto Rocco & Peter Abraham Fukuda Loewi

This project investigates the ‘communicative turn’ in planning practice, and its potential for insurgent forms of civic engagement and democracy-building.  It searches for planners ‘pushing the envelope’ and challenging technocratic spatial planning, incorporating notions of participation, spatial justice and the right to the city into their daily practices. It delves into those daily practices to answer the question “How do you employ an insurgent planner ?”. It relies on conversations with planners acting in a number of cities around the world and aims to serve as a catalogue of radical experiences that challenge the status quo of contemporary market-based, exclusionary city-making.

This book also incorporates cross-cutting issues of gender, race, class, sexual orientation and others, to try and explore how insurgent planners around the world challenge technocratic planning by bringing diversity into planning.

Please, explore the rationale of the book to understand the project in detail.

Visit the call for proposals for information on how to submit a chapter proposal.

Roberto Rocco is Assistant Professor in Spatial Planning and Strategy, Delft University of Technology.  E-mail: r.c.rocco@tudelft.nl

Peter Abraham Fukuda Loewi is Independent researcher and consultant. E-mail: paflwork@gmail.com

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