Handbook on Planning & Complexity

Published at: 5 August 2020

The Handbook on Planning & Complexity is essential as a guide in these troubled times of uncertainty, dynamism and transition. The Handbook addresses sudden, spontaneous and autonomous changes, presents many ideas, concepts and approaches to deal with this change, and proposes non-linear kinds of rationalities and adaptive types of planning. This Handbook shows the enormous impetus given to the scientific debate by linking planning as a science of purposeful interventions and complexity as a science of spontaneous change and non-linear development. In doing so, this Handbook considerably broadens the scientific debate on planning and complexity. Emphasising the importance of merging planning and complexity, this comprehensive Handbook also clarifies key concepts and theories, presents examples on planning and complexity and proposes new ideas and methods which emerge from synthesising the discipline of spatial planning with complexity sciences. De Roo, G., Yamu, C., Zuidema, C. (eds) (2020) Handbook on Planning and Complexity, Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham (UK). https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/handbook-on-planning-and-complexity-9781786439178.html

Handbook on Planning & Complexity