Challenging Times and Planning: Origins, Endings and New Beginnings?

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Challenging Times and Planning: Origins, Endings and New Beginnings?


  • Mark Oranje Department of Town and Regional Planning, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract:  Planning was born in and of crisis. Given the multiple challenges facing the world, it may rightly be asked whether Planning would not be willing and able to assist in taking these on. In this short commentary, it is argued that the chances of this happening are slim, but not impossible, should a number of changes be made that put hope, belief, reason, and dream to collective task again.

Keywords:  change; origins; planning; systems

Published:   25 May 2021


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/up.v6i2.4450


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