Design and Politics No. 3: Strong Stories
How the Dutch are Reinventing Spatial Planning
Edited by Maarten Hajer, Susan van 't Klooster, Jantine Grijzen.
The planning practices of tomorrow are all about creating widely endorsed spatial visions. These visions develop out of interaction between citizens, experts, and policymakers, and they connect research findings with local wishes and circumstances. Strong Stories is the third volume in the Design and Politics series on the interplay of planning, design and politics, an initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. The authors of this volume, Maarten Hajer, Jantine Grijzen and Susan van ’t Klooster, reimagine planning as a discipline based on strong stories. This book takes a penetrating look at the state of play in regional planning, the role of designers, the outsourcing of planning projects and effective information-gathering. It offers policymakers, consultants, researchers and designers a new perspective on tomorrow’s planning practices, supported by specific findings from case studies and reflections by leading commentators Ed Dammers, Roel During, John Forester, Zef Hemel, Jannemarie de Jonge, Marianne Kuijpers-Linde, David Laws, Hans Mommaas, Maarten Poorter, Jan van Tatenhove and Nanke Verloo.