Pemberton, S and Searle, G (2015) Statecraft, scalecraft and urban planning: a comparative study of Birmingham, UK and Brisbane, Australia. European Planning Studies, 24 (1). pp. 76-95. ISSN 1469-5944

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Recent discussions on state rescaling have pointed towards the need for a greater focus on how and why state activity may change over time in order to generate insights into the provenance, trajectories and outcomes of rescaling in different global regions and national state spaces. Consequently, this paper explores the dialectical and recursive relationship between the concepts of “statecraft” and “scalecraft” to explore the evolving sites, objects and mechanisms for urban planning within two key urban centres in different parts of the world—Birmingham, UK, and Brisbane, Australia. It is illustrated how a range of actors—from the national to the local level—have sought to craft and reshape the strategies and structures for urban planning according to different imperatives. In turn, the implications for a tighter specifying of the process of state rescaling are considered, as well as the subsequent nature of urban planning arrangements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban planning, rescaling, statecraft, scalecraft
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2015 15:22
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 09:51

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