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Planning Matter: Acting with Things

Robert A. Beauregard


City and regional planners talk constantly about the things of the world from highway interchanges, retention ponds, and affordable housing units to zoning documents, conference rooms, and consultants’ reports. The material world of planning is acknowledged but insufficiently theorized. In Planning Matter, Robert Beauregard offers a new materialist perspective on planning practice that relies heavily on actor-network theory and science and technology studies to reveal the many ways in which the non-human things of the world mediate what planners say and do. In order to emphasize the importance ... More

Keywords: regional planning, city planning, new materialism, actor network theory, things, practice, theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226297255
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226297422.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert A. Beauregard, author
Columbia University