pnd Edition 1/2022

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Transformative Research meets Urban Development - pnd Edition 1/2022 now online

This time, pnd - rethinking planning focuses on a currently much discussed topic: transformative research meets urban development. Why this topic? Researchers are and will be increasingly involved in urban development processes and shape them in interaction with many other sovereign, market-based or civil society actors. This happens in all fields of action and at all levels of scale. The aim of this first issue of the pnd double issue is therefore to bring together reflections, empirical findings, theoretical approaches, but also stories of struggle and failure at the interface of transformative research and processes of local, urban and regional development. We are pleased to publish part one of the double issue here now: and pnd 1/2022.

'Planung neu denken', or pnd, is an invitation to reflect and think together. It is addressed to all actors who plan, steer and help shape spatial developments in different roles. Planning is the anticipation of future action and thus the basis of all human activity. Spatial planning and development is about the future of places, neighborhoods, cities and regions. The questions what? who? how? when? and what for? are interrelated. The focus is on interrelationships that are to be explored, developed and rethought in a variety of ways: people in their environment, the linking of knowledge and action, the probing of problems and the design of solutions, the development of actors and their cooperation in networks, and the close interlocking of the levels of space, organization, values in spatial development and design.

pnd - rethinking planning is a platform with the aim to strengthen knowledge exchange and dialogue between disciplines and between science and practice. The journal is a mouthpiece and seismograph for spatial issues and developments as well as reflection on planning. It enables explorations, shows concepts and projects in the making, and invites open questions. The journal addresses researchers, practitioners, students and the interested public.