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Expert knowledge and community participation in urban planning: the case of post-Olympic Hackney Wick

Marrero-Guillamón, Isaac. 2017. Expert knowledge and community participation in urban planning: the case of post-Olympic Hackney Wick. In: Phil Cohen and Paul Watt, eds. London 2012 and the Post-Olympics City: A Hollow Legacy? UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 205-301. ISBN 978-1-137-48946-3 [Book Section]

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This chapter discusses community participation in the planning process in post-Olympic Hackney Wick. It looks at the groups, interfaces and strategies involved, as well as the democratic implications of the process. The discussion is framed around a campaign for sustainable affordable workspace which took place in the context of the development of the new Local Plan for the area and increased private development pressure. The advocacy work of a local group, The Unit, with both the local authorities and developers, in statutory and non-statutory forums, will be discussed. The analysis considers the role of expert knowledge, the production of ‘para-democratic’ structures of participation, and the deployment of lobbying by community activists.

Item Type: Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Dates:

DateEvent
March 2017Accepted
29 July 2017Published

Item ID:

20512

Date Deposited:

01 Jun 2017 08:52

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2017 09:56

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20512

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