Anticipating culturally resilient transformation in Mariënburg, Suriname
In 2020, ISTT was published in "Opening up the planning landscape - 15 years of actor-relational approaches to spatial planning in Flanders, the Netherlands and beyond".
This book brings together fifteen years of research that all focus on actor-relational planning research. This refers to the transition from government to governance: the departure of a government-driven planning approach with little influence for society to a planning approach in which numerous stakeholders are involved and the government acts more as a facilitator.
The actor-relational approach of planning is not a fixed methodology but rather an attitude which (co-)evolves depending on specific themes, insights and surroundings. Therewith, the book forms a showcase of the wide applicability of the actor-relational approach in enduring or deadlocked planning processes.
The purpose of the book is twofold: first, the book demonstrates the legacy of the actor-relationship approach. Themes such as climate change, the housing market, public transport and the effects of urban renewal are thus addressed. Second, the book serves as a springboard for actor-relational and complexity research planning in the future. As a source of inspiration for planners, urban planners, theorists, students and stakeholders.
Goethals, M., De Walsche, J., Heirman, S., Dasai, M., De Feyter, N. (2020). Anticipating culturally resilient transformation in Mariënburg, Suriname; in L. Boelens, B. Boonstra, A. Staessen en P. Davids (eds.) Opening up the Planning Landscape – 15 years of actor-relational planning in Flanders, the Netherlands and beyond.