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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Assessing ‘Quality’: The unfolding of the ‘Good’ – Collective decision making in juries of urban design competitions

There is no person wise enough to tackle and understand all the systems and their interconnections in order to address a certain situation. (Boland and Collopy, 2004) Abstract The radical orientation towards the future; the notion of novelty, experimentation and creativity makes an architectural competition a fascinating object – not least for management studies.

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