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Mapping trajectories of becoming: four forms of behaviour in co-housing initiatives

Beitske Boonstra UGent (2016) TOWN PLANNING REVIEW. 87(3). p.275-296
abstract
In order learn about planning in a world increasingly characterised by resource interdependencies and a plurality of governing agencies, this paper follows the processes of becoming for two co-housing initiatives. Self-organisation – understood as the emergence of actor-networks – is the leading theoretical concept, complemented by translation from actor-network theory and individuation from assemblage theory. This theoretical hybrid distinguishes four forms of behaviour (decoding, coding, expansion and contraction) that are used to analyse the dynamics of becoming in the two cases. As a result, information is revealed on the conditions that give rise to co-housing initiatives, and the dynamic interactions between planning authorities, (groups of) initiators and other stakeholders that gave shape to the initiatives. Differences between these actors become blurred, as both try to create meaning and reasoning in a non-linear, complex and uncertain world. The paper concludes with a view on planning as an act of adaptive navigation, an act equally performed by professionals working for planning authorities and a case initiator.
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published
subject
keyword
Co-housing, Assemblages, Complexity, Self- organization, Spatial planning, Translation, Actor-network theory
journal title
TOWN PLANNING REVIEW
volume
87
issue
3
issue title
Self-organisation and spatial planning
pages
275 - 296
ISSN
0041-0020
DOI
10.3828/tpr.2016.20
language
English
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yes
classification
A2
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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7284300
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7284300
date created
2016-06-24 15:17:08
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2016-12-19 15:45:23
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  abstract     = {In order learn about planning in a world increasingly characterised by resource interdependencies and a plurality of governing agencies, this paper follows the processes of becoming for two co-housing initiatives.
Self-organisation -- understood as the emergence of actor-networks -- is the leading theoretical concept, complemented by translation from actor-network theory and individuation from assemblage theory. This theoretical hybrid distinguishes four forms of behaviour (decoding, coding, expansion and contraction) that are used to analyse the dynamics of becoming in the two cases. As a result, information is revealed on the conditions that give rise to co-housing initiatives, and the dynamic interactions between planning authorities, (groups of) initiators and other stakeholders that gave shape to the initiatives. Differences between these actors become blurred, as both try to create meaning and reasoning in a non-linear, complex and uncertain world. The paper concludes with a view on planning as an act
of adaptive navigation, an act equally performed by professionals working for planning authorities and a case initiator.},
  author       = {Boonstra, Beitske},
  issn         = {0041-0020},
  journal      = {TOWN PLANNING REVIEW},
  keyword      = {Co-housing,Assemblages,Complexity,Self- organization,Spatial planning,Translation,Actor-network theory},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {275--296},
  title        = {Mapping trajectories of becoming: four forms of behaviour in co-housing initiatives},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2016.20},
  volume       = {87},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Boonstra, Beitske. 2016. “Mapping Trajectories of Becoming: Four Forms of Behaviour in Co-housing Initiatives.” Town Planning Review 87 (3): 275–296.
APA
Boonstra, Beitske. (2016). Mapping trajectories of becoming: four forms of behaviour in co-housing initiatives. TOWN PLANNING REVIEW, 87(3), 275–296.
Vancouver
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Boonstra B. Mapping trajectories of becoming: four forms of behaviour in co-housing initiatives. TOWN PLANNING REVIEW. 2016;87(3):275–96.
MLA
Boonstra, Beitske. “Mapping Trajectories of Becoming: Four Forms of Behaviour in Co-housing Initiatives.” TOWN PLANNING REVIEW 87.3 (2016): 275–296. Print.