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Metzger, J. (2019). A more-than-human approach to environmental planning. In: The Routledge Companion to Environmental Planning: (pp. 190-199). Taylor and Francis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A more-than-human approach to environmental planning
2019 (English)In: The Routledge Companion to Environmental Planning, Taylor and Francis , 2019, p. 190-199Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter presents a more-than-human approach to environmental planning, which proceeds from a fundamentally relational understanding of human nature. The purpose of the proposed more-than-human approach is not to introduce some new ‘off-the-shelf’ methodology for best practice but rather to instil some humility regarding humanity’s position in this world and our fundamental existential dependence on a host of other beings and existences. The chapter opens with a short introduction to the philosophical underpinnings of a more-than-human approach. After this, it moves on to discuss what the acceptance of these ideas might imply for how we understand the function and purpose of environmental planning. The subsequent question that is tackled is how such a new understanding of environmental planning can be translated into concrete methods and practice. Finally, the chapter concludes by raising some of the daunting challenges of embarking upon a more-than-human approach to environmental planning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis, 2019
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-268466 (URN)10.4324/9781315179780-20 (DOI)2-s2.0-85075311390 (Scopus ID)9781351717403 (ISBN)9781138894808 (ISBN)
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QC 20200408

Available from: 2020-04-08 Created: 2020-04-08 Last updated: 2020-04-08Bibliographically approved
Legacy, C., Metzger, J., Steele, W. & Gualini, E. (2019). Beyond the post-political: Exploring the relational and situated dynamics of consensus and conflict in planning. Planning Theory, 18(3), 273-281
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beyond the post-political: Exploring the relational and situated dynamics of consensus and conflict in planning
2019 (English)In: Planning Theory, ISSN 1473-0952, E-ISSN 1741-3052, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 273-281Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This Special Issue explores the problematique of the consensus and conflict binary that has emerged in the critical analysis of the post-political urban condition. Focusing on the interstitial spaces existing between consensus and conflict reveals a more relational dynamic that positions consensus and conflict as co-constitutive and continuously being shaped by the performance of politics by state and non-state actors. Critiques of the post-political tend to fail to engage with the conditions that lead to citizen actors acting in political ways beyond the formal processes of planning and decision-making, or when consensus or conflict is used by oppressive politics to produce exclusion and reproduce inequality. In addition to introducing the five papers appearing in this special issue, in this opening editorial, we argue the need to cast attention towards the new expressions of political participation generated by different citizen actors. Critically engaging with these varied expressions may reveal new ways of conceptualising participation that can create new informal spaces where injustices and inequalities are voiced and the structures and hegemonies created are exposed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, 2019
Keywords
conflict, consensus, Mouffe, participation, post-politics, Ranciere
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-257570 (URN)10.1177/1473095219845628 (DOI)000479069300001 ()2-s2.0-85071286917 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20190923

Available from: 2019-09-23 Created: 2019-09-23 Last updated: 2019-09-23Bibliographically approved
Carstens, C., Sonnek, K. M., Raty, R., Wikman-Svahn, P., Carlsson-Kanyama, A. & Metzger, J. (2019). Insights from Testing a Modified Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways Approach for Spatial Planning at the Municipal Level. Sustainability, 11(2), Article ID 433.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Insights from Testing a Modified Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways Approach for Spatial Planning at the Municipal Level
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2019 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 11, no 2, article id 433Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways (DAPP) approach has successfully been used to manage uncertainties in large infrastructure projects. However, the viability of the DAPP approach for spatial planning in smaller municipal settings is not clear. This paper examines opportunities and constraints of using adaptive pathways approaches to help small municipalities plan for future sea-level rise. The methodology was based on developing a simplified DAPP-approach, which was tested in a multiple experimental case study of spatial planning projects in three municipalities in Sweden. The results show that the approach promoted vulnerability-based thinking among the end-users and generated new ideas on how to manage the uncertain long-term impacts of future sea-level rise. However, the increased understanding of uncertainties was used to justify static, rather than adaptive, solutions. This somewhat surprising outcome can be explained by perceived legal constraints, lack of experience of adaptive pathways, and unwillingness to prescribe actions that could prove difficult to enforce in the future. More research is needed to further understand at what planning phases dynamic policy pathway approaches work best and how current barriers in legislation, practices, mind-set, organization, and resources can be overcome.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2019
Keywords
pathways, adaptation, uncertainty, sea-level rise
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-244125 (URN)10.3390/su11020433 (DOI)000457129900137 ()2-s2.0-85059986743 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20190218

Available from: 2019-02-18 Created: 2019-02-18 Last updated: 2019-02-18Bibliographically approved
Zakhour, S. & Metzger, J. (2018). From a "Planning-Led Regime" to a "Development-Led Regime" (and Back Again?): The Role of Municipal Planning in the Urban Governance of Stockholm. DISP, 54(4), 46-58
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From a "Planning-Led Regime" to a "Development-Led Regime" (and Back Again?): The Role of Municipal Planning in the Urban Governance of Stockholm
2018 (English)In: DISP, ISSN 0251-3625, E-ISSN 2166-8604, Vol. 54, no 4, p. 46-58Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Much recent research has pointed out the generally declining influence of planning on urban development, often explaining this trend with major structural shifts in the world economy. In this paper we take a somewhat different tack founded upon a "devil is in the detail" intuition. Tracing the City of Stockholm's urban governance landscape over the course of a century, we examine how overarching patterns of change are reflected in and reproduced through the organisation of local planning and development administrations. Our point is not to dispute the relevance of broader structural explanations, but rather to suggest that any ambition to change the currently dominant development-led regime must combine more general understandings of broad international trends with a detailed understanding of the concrete institutional mechanisms that come to produce specific patterns of effects at a particular time and place. The paper argues that for urban planning to be promoted as a governance of place, more research on identifying the critical institutional mechanisms which enable or constrain the realisation of particular policy goals is needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2018
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-243985 (URN)10.1080/02513625.2018.1562797 (DOI)000456324100007 ()2-s2.0-85060134174 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20190221

Available from: 2019-02-21 Created: 2019-02-21 Last updated: 2019-02-21Bibliographically approved
Metzger, J. (2018). Kunskapsekonomins pionjärer: konsultbranschens framväxt i Sverige och Stockholm. Stockholmia förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kunskapsekonomins pionjärer: konsultbranschens framväxt i Sverige och Stockholm
2018 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholmia förlag, 2018. p. 260
Series
Stockholms moderna ekonomiska historia, ISSN 0282-5899
National Category
Economic History Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Planning and Decision Analysis, Urban and Regional Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-260274 (URN)9789170312748 (ISBN)
Note

QC 20191007

Available from: 2019-09-26 Created: 2019-09-26 Last updated: 2019-10-07Bibliographically approved
Metzger, J. (2018). Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds [Review]. Architectural Theory Review, 22(1), 140-147
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds
2018 (English)In: Architectural Theory Review, ISSN 1326-4826, E-ISSN 1755-0475, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 140-147Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2018
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-226236 (URN)000428571300011 ()2-s2.0-85035333537 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20180530

Available from: 2018-05-30 Created: 2018-05-30 Last updated: 2018-05-30Bibliographically approved
Zakhour, S. & Metzger, J. (2018). Placing the Action in Context: Contrasting Public-centered and Institutional Understandings of Democratic Planning Politics. Planning Theory & Practice, 19(3), 345-362
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Placing the Action in Context: Contrasting Public-centered and Institutional Understandings of Democratic Planning Politics
2018 (English)In: Planning Theory & Practice, ISSN 1464-9357, E-ISSN 1470-000X, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 345-362Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years public-centered understandings of democracy have become important inspirations for scholarly debates concerning the democratization of planning processes. In this article we caution that an exclusively public-centered understanding of planning democracy risks obscuring how public engagements in planning processes always unfold within the context of longer trajectories and broader landscapes of the evolution of democracy. In the article we counterpoint a particularly sophisticated public-centered conceptualization of democracy developed by philosopher Noortje Marres to the more historical-institutional understanding of Pierre Rosanvallon. By applying both analytical frameworks to an empirical case, we show that although Marres' public-centered approach can productively advance understandings of key dynamics in how public action in planning processes unfolds, its narrow focus on the 'heat of the action' in such episodes produces analytical blind spots with regards to the wider prerequisites and ramifications of these events. Therefore we conclude by suggesting that public-centered analyses of democracy in planning processes are at their most helpful when complemented with a more institutional understanding of the contexts within which public engagements in planning unfold.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
Democracy, politics, planning, public-centered, institutional
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-232800 (URN)10.1080/14649357.2018.1479441 (DOI)000439495300004 ()2-s2.0-85048764410 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2013-1282
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QC 20180802

Available from: 2018-08-02 Created: 2018-08-02 Last updated: 2018-08-06Bibliographically approved
Metzger, J. (2018). Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene [Review]. Architectural Theory Review, 22(1), 140-147
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene
2018 (English)In: Architectural Theory Review, ISSN 1326-4826, E-ISSN 1755-0475, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 140-147Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2018
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-226237 (URN)000428571300009 ()
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QC 20180530

Available from: 2018-05-30 Created: 2018-05-30 Last updated: 2018-05-30Bibliographically approved
Metzger, J. (2018). Taking care to stay with the trouble [Review]. Architectural Theory Review, 22(1), 140-147
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Taking care to stay with the trouble
2018 (English)In: Architectural Theory Review, ISSN 1326-4826, E-ISSN 1755-0475, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 140-147Article, book review (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
National Category
Architecture Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Planning and Decision Analysis, Urban and Regional Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-260275 (URN)10.1080/13264826.2018.1417663 (DOI)
Note

QC 20191004

Available from: 2019-09-26 Created: 2019-09-26 Last updated: 2019-10-07Bibliographically approved
Czarniawska, B., Metzger, J. & Wieczorkowska-Wierzbinska, G. (2017). Managing overflows: How people and organizations deal with daily overflows. European Management Journal, 34(1), 91-91
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managing overflows: How people and organizations deal with daily overflows
2017 (English)In: European Management Journal, ISSN 0263-2373, E-ISSN 1873-5681, Vol. 34, no 1, p. 91-91Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-184040 (URN)10.1016/j.emj.2015.12.008 (DOI)000371099400009 ()2-s2.0-84957694126 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20160323

Available from: 2016-03-23 Created: 2016-03-22 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
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