Soft Spaces as a Traveling Planning Idea : Uncovering the Origin and Development of an Academic Concept on the Rise

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2021-08
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en
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16
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JOURNAL OF PLANNING LITERATURE, articlenumber 0885412221992287
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This article analyses the academic concept of “soft spaces” from the perspective of traveling planning ideas. The concept has its origin in the United Kingdom but has also been used in other contexts. Within European Union policy-making, the term soft planning has emerged to describe the processes of cooperation and learning with an unclear relation to planning. In the Nordic countries, soft spaces are viewed as entangled with the logics of statutory planning, posing challenges for policy delivery and regulatory planning systems. This article highlights the conceptual evolution of soft spaces, specifically acknowledging contextual influences and the changing relation with statutory planning.
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circuits of knowledge, city region, European spatial planning, governance, Nordic countries, planning theory, relational space, soft space, strategic planning, United Kingdom
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Purkarthofer, E & Granqvist, K 2021, ' Soft Spaces as a Traveling Planning Idea : Uncovering the Origin and Development of an Academic Concept on the Rise ', JOURNAL OF PLANNING LITERATURE, vol. 36, no. 3, 0885412221992287, pp. 312-327 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0885412221992287