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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.
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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)
Note

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). 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)
Note

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
Note

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
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
Metzger, J., Soneryd, L. & Linke, S. (2017). The legitimization of concern: A flexible framework for investigating the enactment of stakeholders in environmental planning and governance processes. Environment and planning A, 49(11), 2517-2535
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The legitimization of concern: A flexible framework for investigating the enactment of stakeholders in environmental planning and governance processes
2017 (English)In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 49, no 11, p. 2517-2535Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

From the 1990s and onwards, environmental planning and governance has undergone a broad participatory turn. This paper focuses on one specific aspect of participatory processes and the concrete arrangements through which they are carried out, more specifically: how such processes always come to enact some actors as ‘legitimately concerned’ stakeholders and others not. Such investigations bring into focus context-specific effects of inclusion and exclusion as well as de/legitimization of specific actors and concerns. We propose a flexible framework for untangling the various components which in different ways influence the fine-grained power dynamics at play in such events, particularly focusing on the enactments of stakeholders that result from the situated interplay of rationales and infrastructures for participation. The guiding ambitions for the framework is for it to be applicable to a broad range of subfields of environmental planning and governance while avoiding the analytical risks of strong normative commitments from the outset regarding whether participation per se is good or bad, and offering some novel insights into the investigated cases. Throughout the paper, we utilize two case studies, from urban planning and fisheries management, to test the analytical productivity of the proposed framework while also searching for cues for the further development of the framework itself.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2017
Keywords
agnostic approach, environmental planning and governance, framework, Stakeholder participation
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-218124 (URN)10.1177/0308518X17727284 (DOI)000415001600006 ()2-s2.0-85033433601 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20171123

Available from: 2017-11-23 Created: 2017-11-23 Last updated: 2019-02-06Bibliographically approved
Metzger, J. (2016). Ballonger och ansiktsmålning för den kreativa klassen: När innovativa planeringsmetoder blir avpolitiserande avledningsmanövrer. In: Mekonnen Tesfahuney & Richard Ek (Ed.), Den postpolitiska staden: (pp. 126-142). Borås: Recito Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ballonger och ansiktsmålning för den kreativa klassen: När innovativa planeringsmetoder blir avpolitiserande avledningsmanövrer
2016 (Swedish)In: Den postpolitiska staden / [ed] Mekonnen Tesfahuney & Richard Ek, Borås: Recito Förlag , 2016, p. 126-142Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: Recito Förlag, 2016
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-198093 (URN)
Note

QC 20161213

Available from: 2016-12-12 Created: 2016-12-12 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Metzger, J. (2016). Cultivating torment: The cosmopolitics of more-than-human urban planning. City, 20(4), 581-601
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cultivating torment: The cosmopolitics of more-than-human urban planning
2016 (English)In: City, ISSN 1360-4813, E-ISSN 1470-3629, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 581-601Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A more-than-human sensibility is founded upon an awareness of the fundamentally entangled fates of humans and non-humans, from the individual body to the planetary scale. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the potential impact of such insights on urban planning theory and methodology. I will focus upon exploring possible resources that could serve to institutionalize such a more-than-human sensibility into an everyday practice of urban planning which still today can be described as a ‘tightly woven modernist fabric’. From this angle I review two suggested approaches for radically reforming planning practice: critical planning and technical democracy. I conclude that the ambitions of these reform projects are laudable but that they are fundamentally problematic in that their self-image of limitless inclusiveness makes them blind to the foundational, radical exclusions they themselves perform. As a minor contribution towards an alternative approach, I offer a suggestion for a broad ‘work specification’ aiming at the development of a more-than-human planning methodology. It center-stages the need to find ways to responsibly confront all the difficult questions concerning how, in a world marked by profound relational complexity, urban planning practices that aim to enable the flourishing of some entities and futures inevitably demand the neglect, othering or active eradication of other beings, things and/or potential developments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016
Keywords
cosmopolitics, critical planning, exclusion, incompossibility, more-than-human, responsibility, technical democracy, urban planning
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-197182 (URN)10.1080/13604813.2016.1193997 (DOI)2-s2.0-84987950312 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20161213

Available from: 2016-12-13 Created: 2016-11-30 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Gabrielsson, C., Frichot, H. & Metzger, J. (2016). Deleuze and the City (1ed.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Deleuze and the City
2016 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Uses the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari to interrogate what cities can do

Defining the lives of a majority of the world’s population, the question of ‘the city’ has risen to the fore as one the most urgent issues of our time – uniting concerns across the terrain of climate policies, global financing, localised struggles and multi-disciplinary research.

Deleuze and the City rests on a conviction that philosophy is crucially important for advancing knowledge on cities, and for allowing us to envisage new forms of urban life toward a more sustainable future. It gathers some of the most original thinkers and accomplished scholars in contemporary urban studies, showing how Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophical project is essential for our thinking through the multi-scalar, uneven and contested landscapes that constitute ‘the city’ today.

Dispelling the old question of what the city is, this collection provides a nuanced mapping of situations emerging in concrete urban settings across the globe, ranging from the ‘laboratory urbanism' of an Austrian ski resort and a ‘sustainable’ Swedish shopping mall to the ‘urbicidal’ refurbishments of Haifa.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016. p. 259 Edition: 1
Series
Deleuze Connections ; 26
Keywords
urban processes, urban conditions, performaitivity, complexity, philosophy
National Category
Philosophy
Research subject
Architecture; Planning and Decision Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-185498 (URN)9781474407595 (ISBN)9781474407588 (ISBN)9781474407601 (ISBN)
Note

QC 20160428

Available from: 2016-04-20 Created: 2016-04-20 Last updated: 2019-06-12Bibliographically approved
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