Assemblage Thinking in Planning Theory

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory, Ed. by Michael Gunder, Ali Madanipour, Vanessa Watson Van Wezemael. Abstract: In his analytical reading of the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari Manuel DeLanda established explicit connections between their philosophical work and complexity thinking. Recently, DeLanda’s «Assemblage Theory» has been drawn upon in planning theory in order […]

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Urban Governance and Social Complexity

In this chapter we try to explore how the invention of complexity as an event in the academic understanding of dynamics, flows, emergence, and adaptivity may impact on the field of urban governance. We will introduce DeLanda’s assemblage theory of social complexity to be followed by our arguments how planners could use this conception for […]

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