Planning vis-a-vis Real Estate Development: a study of the social, spatial and ideological implications of market-oriented urban planning

The wide spread of market-oriented discourses within urban and regional planning in fact suggests that there is an acceptance for the idea that governmental investments constitute a precondition for the private sector’s development. The proposed study aims at analysing the role of governmental strategies, municipal strategies in particular, in providing spaces for private sector investments, on one hand by means of planning, on the other by means of public property development. These strategies apply to different logics of spatial power, and the aim of the study is to scrutinise their social, spatial and ideological implications. The analysis will be carried out as case studies, using the municipalities of Helsingborg and Jönköping as objects of study.

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