In the last 20 years, a deliberate strategy of impoverishment of local governments argued the imperative need of: a) involving at all (public) costs, the private sector through the “trojan horse” of governance (Miraftab 2004); b) designing big and shortsighted urban projects (frequently destroying public resources and ignoring public needs) through the mantra of the urban and territorial competition. As it has been already noted, “by elevating Governance above Government, and Economics above Politics, the globalpolicy undermined nation- and state-building capacities in many Countries” (Demmers, Jilberto, Hogenboom, 2004). Moreover, through the rhetoric on pluralism, the neo-liberal governance has contributed to shrink and destroy the relevanceof public interest. In fact, behind the 'screen' of governance and the representation of an amorphous citizenship and a notqualified of diffuse interests, the deployment of capitalism has prevailed. This legitimized the partial and strongest interests into shaping the public agenda within the polarized inequalities. In thisframework, the paper will give some suggestions and advices for rethinking current problems, and trying to deal with them,by starting by the critical evaluation of some words we use. Moreover, by focusing on the ethic of responsibility andaccountability of planners (and for most of us as planning scholars), the paper argues that a stronger role for planners andplanning scholars has to do with our own field of responsibility (such as professionals/practitioners/scholars), andmoreover with our commitment in building and using new theories and research approaches at least to: a) incorporate the ‘others’/minorities by considering furthermore the interaction between capitalism accumulation in space and the minorities (Yiftachel 2013); b) improve critical urban theories mixing with place-based planning and research practices (Campbell 2012; 2014), by applying different approaches; c) co-produce (Watson 2014) a public model of development, being aware of the oligopolistic elites and extractive institutions (Acemouglou, Robinson, 2012).
Challenges and tricky words. A stronger role for planners / DE LEO, Daniela. - ELETTRONICO. - (2017), pp. 296-301. ((Intervento presentato al convegno PLACE OF DIALOGUE, FOR PLACE OF DIGNITY tenutosi a Lisbona nel 11-14 LUGLIO 2017.
|Titolo:||Challenges and tricky words. A stronger role for planners|
DE LEO, DANIELA [Writing – Review & Editing] (Corresponding author)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Citazione:||Challenges and tricky words. A stronger role for planners / DE LEO, Daniela. - ELETTRONICO. - (2017), pp. 296-301. ((Intervento presentato al convegno PLACE OF DIALOGUE, FOR PLACE OF DIGNITY tenutosi a Lisbona nel 11-14 LUGLIO 2017.|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||04b Atto di convegno in volume|