Utopian Desires and Institutional Change
2014 (English)In: Green Utopianism: Perspectives, Politics and Micro-Practices / [ed] Karin Bradley, Johan Hedrén, London: Routledge, 2014, 1st ed., 131-149 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
The planning of Tempelhof Field, a former airport in central Berlin, has employed various forms of citizen involvement operating parallel to top-down planning. The closing of the aiport can be traced to citizen initiatives demanding creation of a park; since then, various other incompatible ideas have emerged for the site. This chapter discusses conflicts and opportunities in the Tempelhof context as potentials for altering and democratizing city planning in Berlin. It explores the relationships between utopian desires and institutional change and concludes by reflecting on transformation through learning processes, mediating acts and linkages with new stakeholders.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2014, 1st ed.. 131-149 p.
, Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society
pioneers, citizen's involvement in planning, conflicts in urban development, Tempelhofer Feld, utopia as process
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-159586ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84917412428ISBN: 978-020306721-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-159586DiVA: diva2:786126
QC 201502162015-02-042015-02-042015-02-16Bibliographically approved