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Architecture

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Article

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Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

8-2017

Journal or Book Title

Planning Theory

DOI

10.1177/1473095217722809

Abstract

Too often, master planning strategies have failed to produce spaces responding to the social, cultural, and economic needs of their inhabitants. Accordingly, many planners have turned to relational strategies to redefine their practices. These tend toward methodologies that explore relational forces preceding design interventions rather than unfolding by means of design interventions. This article considers an alternative mode of understanding relational processes: one that considers tactical urban strategies theorized through the lens of complexity theory. This article argues that tactical approaches harness relational junctures in situ, effectively exploring relational configurations of cohesive urban environments. A design competition entry provides an illustrative example of this approach: one that channels and choreographs relational urban processes.

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This article is from Planning Theory (2017), doi:10.1177/1473095217722809. Posted with permission.

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en

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