Actor-relational approach viewed
The Fava-method is party based on an actor-relational approach of planning. Ghent University (The Centre for mobility and spatial planning) published a comprehensive book on this subject, since over the past 15 years this approach of planning grew and evolved from an interactive system between leading actors, factors of importance within evolving institutional settings to a co-evolutionary perspective on spatial planning.
The various actor-relational and complexity-sensitive research and applications in the Flemish and Dutch landscape and beyond collected in this book (e.g. a chapter on transport poverty) demonstrate how this actor- relational approach of planning is not a fixed methodology but rather an attitude which (co-)evolves depending on specific themes, insights and surroundings. Therewith, the book forms a showcase of the wide applicability of the actor-relational approach in enduring or deadlocked planning processes.
The combination of scientific exposés, column-like retrospective intermezzos and concise boxes is structured according to the main ingredients of the approach: actors, relations and approaches. The book offers an exploration of the consistencies in its (theoretical) insights, addresses future challenges in actor-relational and complexity-sensitive planning research and discusses its potential for future planning in the Eurodelta region and beyond.
Source: Ghent University (The Centre for mobility and spatial planning) / Favas.net