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A planning palimpsest: neoliberal planning in a welfare state tradition

Carter, Helen; Larsen, Henrik Gutzon LU and Olesen, Kristian (2015) In European Journal of Spatial Development p.1-20
Abstract
In this article, we analyse the evolution and transformation of Danish spatial planning from its tentative origins in liberalist politics, through its rise as a central feature of the welfare state project, to its more recent entrepreneurial forms in a context of neoliberalisation. The article demonstrates how transformations of Danish spatial planning discourses and practices must be understood in context of previous discourses and practices sedimented as layers of meaning and materiality through time and over space. These layers do not completely overlay one another, but present a palimpsest saturated with contradictions as well as possibilities. We propose the notion of the ‘planning palimpsest’ as a helpful metaphor for drawing... (More)
In this article, we analyse the evolution and transformation of Danish spatial planning from its tentative origins in liberalist politics, through its rise as a central feature of the welfare state project, to its more recent entrepreneurial forms in a context of neoliberalisation. The article demonstrates how transformations of Danish spatial planning discourses and practices must be understood in context of previous discourses and practices sedimented as layers of meaning and materiality through time and over space. These layers do not completely overlay one another, but present a palimpsest saturated with contradictions as well as possibilities. We propose the notion of the ‘planning palimpsest’ as a helpful metaphor for drawing attention to the historical-geographical characteristics of planning discourses and practices. (Less)
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neoliberalism, welfare state, spatial planning, planning history, palimpsest, Denmark
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European Journal of Spatial Development
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58
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Nordregio, Nordic Centre for Spatial Studies
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1650-9544
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  author       = {Carter, Helen and Larsen, Henrik Gutzon and Olesen, Kristian},
  issn         = {1650-9544},
  keyword      = {neoliberalism,welfare state,spatial planning,planning history,palimpsest,Denmark},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {58},
  pages        = {1--20},
  publisher    = {Nordregio, Nordic Centre for Spatial Studies},
  series       = {European Journal of Spatial Development},
  title        = {A planning palimpsest: neoliberal planning in a welfare state tradition},
  year         = {2015},
}