Soft spaces, soft planning, and the future of regulatory planning
In the research symposium “Soft spaces, soft planning, and the future of regulatory planning” we ask, what the future holds for statutory planning and “hard” regulatory approaches vis-à-vis increasing popularity of soft planning approaches, softening of administrative borders and the emergence of informal governance networks. Legal regulation and formal jurisdictions will be needed in the future too, but what kind of regulation and what kind of jurisdictions? Will we see more flexibility in regulation, and what kind of flexibility? Furthermore, what are the consequences of softening of spaces, planning, and regulation as regards the sustainability and democracy aspects of planning?
You are warmly welcome to join us for this symposium. Please sign up for the event by 31 March by sending an email to Hanna Mattila ([email protected]).
Organisers: Transforming anatomies of democratic planning project (TRANAPLAN) funded by the Academy of Finland, in collaboration with Aalto University, research group of spatial planning and transportation engineering & Aalborg University, C-MUS Centre for Mobilities and Urban Studies
Contact: Hanna Mattila, [email protected]
(Subject to minor changes; all times are Danish time, UTC/GMT +1 hour)
Monday 4.4. (Aalborg University, Rendsburggade 14, Aalborg, room 3.565)
10.30–10.45 Coffee and welcome
10.45–11.00 Opening words: Hanna Mattila (TRANAPLAN project) & Claus Lassen (C-MUS)
11.00–11.40 Hanna Mattila & Aleksi Heinilä: Finnish city-regional planning: soft spaces, soft planning and soft law
11.40–12.20 Kristian Olesen: Neoliberalisation as reterritorialisation: 30 years of soft space planning in Denmark
12.20-13.20 Lunch break
13.20–14.00 Eva Purkarthofer: Travelling ideas in spatial planning: soft spaces and sustainable urban development
14.00–14.40 Tina Vestermann Olsen: The role of temporary activities in processes of site-transformation in Aalborg, Denmark: a maturation of soft(er) planning practices?
14.40–15.20 Aleksi Heinilä: Collaborative planning and rule of law
15.20–16.00 Claus Lassen: Mobile place understanding
16.00–16.40 Kaisa Granqvist: Soft planning in Helsinki region, Finland
Tuesday 5.4. (Aalborg University, Rendsburggade 14, Aalborg, room 3.565)
9.00–9.40 Raine Mäntysalo: Dialectics of strategic and statutory spatial planning
9.40–10.20 Mikko Airikkala: Anticipation work as a soft space of planning? Insights from the development of an integrated system for monitoring and anticipating urban and regional development in Finland.
10.20–10.30 Coffee break
10.30–11.10 Jonne Hytönen: Contractual policies in Finnish city-regional planning: growth or sustainability orientation?
11.10–11.50 Aino Hirvola: De-politicization or re-politicization? The case of contractual urban policies in Finland
11.50–12.30 Hanna Mattila, Dylan Chau Huynh and Lea Holst Laursen: Ecological urbanism and the rescaling of urban planning and design
12.30–13.30 Lunch break
13.30–14.10 Carsten Jahn Hansen: Building planning spaces?
14.10–14.50 Michael Tophøj Sørensen: Danish holiday home zones as planning spaces
14.50–15.30 Dominic Stead: Links and parallels between soft spaces and multi-level governance
15.30– Excursion: Aalborg Growth Axis