Advances in Spatial Planning by J. Burian

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These futures recognize the possibilities and potentials of a particular space. Planners are understood as navigators positioned as “helmsman steering the city” (McLoughlin, 1969: 86, in Wilkinson, 2011: 10). Such ideas have a lot in common with poststructural theories of planning and geography, where the internationalization of flux and instability is identified as a key navigational strategy available to negotiate the “in-between” spaces (Murdoch, 2006: 97). The main notion of relational geography is the performance of social practices, and the performance of space goes hand in hand; they are both entangled in the heterogeneous spatial processes of becoming (Murdoch, 2006: 18).

Instead of an omniscient or benevolent “grand designer” behind its city-form, Siena’s urban spaces were carved each with a startling originality through the profusion of edifices by individual builders of the past. Centurieslong accumulation of ongoing small changes in the built environment of Siena have introduced humane measure of disorder and unexpectedness into its streetscapes, but also genuine civic places of spontaneous encounter, as against solemnity and control of the ideal, envisaged in the Rational City of the twentieth century.

And London: MIT Press, 1988), p. 252, note 4. [5] See also, Republic IX, 592. [6] Alan Scott, Origen and the Life of Stars: A History of an Idea (Oxford: Clarendon Paperbacks, 1991), 39-52. [7] Vernon Arnold, Roman Stoicism: Lectures on the History of Stoic Philosophy (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1958), 204-205. 24 Advances in Spatial Planning [8] Alexander S. Kohanski, The Greek Mode of Thought in Western Philosophy. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1983), 76-82. [9] See Steven F. Walker, Jung and the Jungians on Myth: An Introduction (New York and London: Routledge, 2002), p.

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