The role of deliberative planning in translating best practice into good practice: from placeless-ness to placemaking

Beza, Beau 2016, The role of deliberative planning in translating best practice into good practice: from placeless-ness to placemaking, Planning theory and practice, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 244-263, doi: 10.1080/14649357.2016.1156730.

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Title The role of deliberative planning in translating best practice into good practice: from placeless-ness to placemaking
Author(s) Beza, BeauORCID iD for Beza, Beau
Journal name Planning theory and practice
Volume number 17
Issue number 2
Start page 244
End page 263
Total pages 20
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1464-9357
Keyword(s) best practice
deliberative planning
urban planning
Sir Edmund Hillary
Summary Best practice encompasses a transfer of expert knowledge developed in one setting to address a particular issue and, through achieving some recognised benchmark, that technique, model and/or policy is applied in another setting to achieve the same desired improvement. Best practice can sometimes bring with it an inherent structure and assumed knowledge that may largely be absent in the new setting to which it is being applied. This type of “best practice” approach may come to represent the placeless-ness of externally derived and applied planning knowledge; removing itself from deliberative planning, placemaking and coproduction efforts where a collective and jointly aspired-to outcome is desired. The objectives of this paper are twofold: 1) to examine the implementation of a transfer of planning ideas across distances and in planning practice by investigating two very different “best practice” case studies (one in Australia and one in Nepal); and 2) to develop an adaptive “good practice” approach that can be used to structure deliberative planning efforts in placemaking. Central to this paper is the theoretical perspective of the diversity, interdependence and authentic dialogue (DIAD) theory of collaborative rationality and its emphasis on deliberation, collaboration and use of different knowledge types to aid with decision-making. The theoretical ideas of the paper are then worked through the two case studies to also illustrate that the DIAD may be applied to site specific (design/planning) projects, thereby adding a new layer of good practice applicability to the theory.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14649357.2016.1156730
Field of Research 120599 Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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