Making Strategies in Spatial Planning

Knowledge and Values

  • Maria Cerreta
  • Grazia Concilio
  • Valeria Monno

Part of the Urban and Landscape Perspectives book series (URBANLAND, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Debating Spatial Planning in a Strategic Perspective

  3. Exploring Phenomena

  4. Cognition Dynamics and Knowledge Management in Strategy-Making

  5. Value-Based Approach in Strategic Thinking

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 405-423

About this book


This book discusses strategic spatial planning with emphasis on the role of values and cognitions dynamics within the planning-evaluation interplay.

In the book, values and cognitions dynamics are investigated as crucial aspects of planning practices devoted to the development of strategic actions strictly linked to spatial contexts. Different methodologies and approaches are examined to support collaborative decision making and to manage comprehensive and participatory knowledge throughout strategic planning processes. The discussion is carried out from both theoretical and practical points of view.
The book also dissects the multiple meanings of strategic planning and its implication in terms of mobilization and creation of values and knowledge. Critical issues are examined in relation to both the dynamics of negotiation and construction of diverse values and knowledge in planning processes, and in relation to some experiences carried out in different urban contexts.


Agglomeration Evaluation strategies Knowledge-based processes Spatial planning Strategic spatial planning Value focussed decision making integration urban governance

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Cerreta
    • 1
  • Grazia Concilio
    • 2
  • Valeria Monno
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipto. Conservazione dei Beni, Architettonici e AmbientaliUniversità di Napoli Federico IINapoliItaly
  2. 2.Fac. Architettura, Dipto. Architettura e PianificazionePolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  3. 3., Department of Architecture and Town PlanPolytechnic of BariBariItaly

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