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Planning & Design

Planning for us is coordinated organization of space. It should not be reduced to procedures, remain as open as possible to different interpretations, and work towards shared futures and common goods. Overlooking the power of design is not a good idea, as sensitive design can work on several problems at the same time, and recognize and create qualities which would otherwise never materialize.

Van Assche, K., Beunen, R., Duineveld, M. (2016)‘Witchcraft, oracle and magic in the kingdom of planning. An essay in response to Ernest Alexander’, Planning Theory ,16(2), 223-226.

Van Assche, K., Beunen, R, Duineveld, M, de Jong, H (2013) ‘Co- evolutions of planning and design. Risks and benefits of design perspectives in planning systems’, Planning Theory, 12, 2: 177-198. 

Van Assche, K., Costaglioli, F. (2012) ‘Silent places, silent plans: Silent signification and the study of place transformation’, Planning Theory, 11,2: 128-147. 

Van Assche, K., Duineveld, M., De Jong, H., van Zoest, A. (2012) ‘What place is this time? Semiotics and the analysis of historical reference in landscape architecture’, Journal of Urban Design, 17,2, 233-254.

Duineveld, M., Van Assche, K. (2011) ‘The power of tulips. Constructing nature and heritage in a contested landscape’, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 13,2, 79-98.