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Lookup NU author(s): Professor Geoff Vigar,
Dr Paul Cowie,
Emeritus Professor Patsy Healey OBE
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Routledge, 2020.
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Innovation is a much hyped term and yet is difficult to define. In planning, this difficulty is partly explained by the ‘wicked’ nature of many planning problems and the complexities of evaluating diverse, often long-term cultural, social and environmental outcomes; but also because innovation is often associated with the economic. Explicitly expanding the concept of innovation to foreground non-financial outcomes helps the planning discipline understand the complex ways planning actions make novel, positive contributions to societal goals. An idea of public value helps evaluate how innovation in spatial planning provides benefits beyond private individuals. The concept is mobilised to test a framework of innovation in planning that underpins an empirical review. The framework and the wider review highlights five features present in innovative planning that delivers public value.
Author(s): Vigar G, Cowie P, Healey P
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: European Planning Studies
Online publication date: 17/07/2019
Acceptance date: 31/01/2019
Date deposited: 31/01/2019
ISSN (print): 0965-4313
ISSN (electronic): 1469-5944
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