Planning the post-political city

exploring public participation in the contemporary Australian city

Crystal Legacy*, Nicole Cook, Dallas Rogers, Kristian Ruming

*Corresponding author for this work

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This special section examines the possibility of meaningful debate and contestation over urban decisions and futures in politically constrained contexts. In doing so, it moves with the post-political times: critically examining the proliferation of deliberative mechanisms; identifying the informal assemblages of diverse actors taking on new roles in urban socio-spatial justice; and illuminating the spaces where informal and formal planning processes meet. These questions are particularly pertinent for understanding the processes shaping Australian cities and public participation today.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-180
Number of pages5
JournalGeographical Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2018


  • Australian cities
  • governance
  • participation
  • post-politics
  • urban politics

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