Regional design

A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment

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Title Regional design
 
Creator Balz, Verena
 
Description In recent decades the Netherlands has seen an increase in the use of regional design-led practices in national indicative planning. Despite this, the interrelations between design and planning decision making are not well understood and attempts to involve the expertise and ambition of designers in planning have had unclear outcomes. This paper elaborates on the role and position of regional design in indicative planning. It is argued that design in this realm resembles discretionary action, implying that design both influences, and is influenced by, prevailing planning rationales. An analytical framework is developed on these grounds and applied to a set of regional design initiatives that evolved in the context of Dutch national plans between 1988 and 2012. Significantly, the analysis reveals forms of discretional control that shape the creative design practice, of particular importance being the flexibility of planning guidance and the resulting room for interpretation. In theoretical terms, the article contributes to the discussion of how design – as an explorative search for solutions to problems in a particular spatial context – and design theory can contribute to an understanding of the multiple planning experiments emerging in this post-regulative era.
 
Publisher TU Delft Open
 
Date 2019-07-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/abe/article/view/3902
10.7480/abe.2019.8.3902
 
Source A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment; No 6 (2019): Regional Design; 103-157
A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment; No 6 (2019): Regional Design; 103-157
2214-7233
2212-3202
10.7480/abe.2019.6
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/abe/article/view/3902/3940
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Verena Balz
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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