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The importance of recognition for equal representation in participatory processes: Lessons from Husby
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2013 (English)In: Footprint, ISSN 1875-1490, E-ISSN 1875-1504, no 13, 81-98 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite the ambition to involve people on more equal terms, participation often still means that the audience is involved in clearly demarcated parts of the process and attempts to develop more deliberative democratic processes in urban planning often fail due to unequal representation in the participatory process. While sharing the general idea of the value of participatory processes, we will investigate some problematic features involved and suggest how some of these can be remedied. We employ the concept of recognition to analyse the conditions for public participation in a recent case of urban planning in the Stockholm suburb of Husby. This case is particularly interesting as it clearly demonstrates the impact of globalisation on local participatory processes. The results show the importance of broad recognition for equal representation in participatory processes, and the need for a plurality of public spheres to support long-term participation in the development of the common urban space.

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2013. no 13, 81-98 p.
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Architecture Sociology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-139131ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84890524246OAI: diva2:685976

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Available from: 2014-01-10 Created: 2014-01-07 Last updated: 2014-01-23Bibliographically approved

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