Many of the key notions associated with spatial planning are essentially ’fuzzy’ in their nature. For example, while almost everyone accepts ’sustainability’ as an important goal of planning, the actions of the actors involved can render the achieved ’sustainability’ minimal, or even counterproductive. Putting forward an innovative way of looking at planning problems and policies, this volume suggests actor-consulting is important in addressing the fuzzy nature of planning. A tool to address differences in understanding, actor-consulting is based on an analysis of actor motives, perceptions and contributions. By inviting all actors to express their desired, actual and potential contributions to achieving an agreed outcome to a local policy issue, decision-makers have a means to develop their goals in line with the roles, motivation, perception and behaviour of the various actors involved. Including contributions from Patsy Healy, Johan Woltjer, Don Miller and Karel Martens, the book presents a variety of case studies which demonstrate the use of the actor-consulting model in addressing planning issues.

chapter 1|18 pages

Geoff Porter and Gert de Roo

part |2 pages

Part A: Contextual Reflections

chapter 2|22 pages

Patsy Healey

chapter 3|24 pages

Actors in a Fuzzy Governance Environment

ByKarel Martens

chapter 4|18 pages

From Government to Governance: Actor Participation in Regional Planning

ByHenk Voogd, Johan Woltjer

chapter 5|16 pages

Indicators in the Context of Fuzzy Planning

ByDonald Miller

part |2 pages

Part B The Actor-Consulting Model

chapter 7|16 pages

Understanding Fuzziness in Planning

ByGert de Roo

chapter 8|20 pages

Actor-Consulting: A Model to Handle Fuzziness in Planning

ByGert de Roo

part |2 pages

Part C Case Studies

chapter 9|12 pages

Sustainability through Information in the County of Viborg

ByGeoff Porter, Finn Larsen, Lone Kørnøv, Per Christensen

chapter 10|10 pages

Rob de Boer

chapter 12|14 pages

Dana Kamphorst