Integration of land use and transportation planning under the canopy of a holistic plan?: An argument for process around plans
2010 (English)In: Journal of Landscape studies, Vol. 3, 147-157 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Many public authorities in the planning field have brought the challenge of coordination between land use and transportation planning to the top of the current Swedish planning agenda. However, in planning theory, the issue of cross-sectoral integration is not as central as among planning practitioners. This paper examines a recent planning project in Sweden, highlighting the problem of orienting the transformation of a street space around a general strategy expressed in a comprehensive plan. The aim is to deepen the understanding of the conditions for integration of land use planning and transportation planning, by focusing on the relationship between plans and planning processes.
While communicative planning theories often address the problem of how to bridge differences in perspectives, this paper focuses on the processes through which such differences occur in the first place. Based on the case and with reference to theories about how meaning is negotiated through a dual process of reification and participation, the paper discusses the role of plans in relation to processes in the evolution of different perspectives.
A comprehensive plan is supposed to guide detailed development planning. But the idea that the comprehensive plan could serve as an overall guiding document rests on the requirement for it to be anchored equally well across sectors. The results of this study suggest that the challenge of coordinating transportation and land use planning cannot merely be seen as a merger of activities from two organizational entities through common plans, but it has to be understood in terms of interaction between people, and their participation in common planning processes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 3, 147-157 p.
Comprehensive planning, Communicative planning, Cross-sectoral coordination, Negotiation of meaning, perspectives
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-49183OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-49183DiVA: diva2:459363
QC 201111252011-11-252011-11-252011-11-25Bibliographically approved