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Robert A. Beauregard

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226297255

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226297422.001.0001

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Talk, Action, and Consequences

Talk, Action, and Consequences

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(p.36) Two Talk, Action, and Consequences
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Planning Matter
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Robert A. Beauregard

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226297422.003.0003

This chapter addresses the relationships among talk, action, and consequences within planning practice. Using case examples from planning practice in Minneapolis/St. Paul and Aalborg (Denmark), it explores the way in which, for planners, talk is action. It then addresses the extent to which planners might extend their activities to become involved in implementation and thus have more influence over the consequences of their advice. Here I use a case involving the port of Oakland (California).

Keywords:   talk, action, consequences, practice, implementation, intention

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