Scale and scope of environmental planning transformations: The Israeli case

Deborah Shmueli*, Eran Feitelson, Benny Furst, Iris Hann

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Abstract

This paper explores the scale and scope of transformations in the environmental planning field, and the factors that may advance or impede their widespread adoption. A conceptual model is offered which examines scope (defined as type, breadth and structure of the transformation), and the scale of its impact (categorized as stakeholder, organizational, institutional or societal) and applies it to the analysis of several cases in Israel where environmental transformations, affecting the way in which planning is conducted, have been adopted. Conclusions include identification of conditions for facilitating and advancing transformations, including knowledge of innovative alternatives, initiative, willingness to adopt new practices, and identification of policy windows that emerge during conflict, reform, or crisis. The fostering of relations between environmental non-government organizations and planning systems and leadership roles are also significant in catalyzing environmental transformation.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)336-362
Number of pages27
JournalPlanning Theory and Practice
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Jul 2015

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Keywords

  • Israeli environmental planning
  • environmental transformation
  • planning culture
  • planning institutions
  • planning organizations

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