The Imaginative Institution: Planning and Governance in Madrid

Neuman, M. (2010) The Imaginative Institution: Planning and Governance in Madrid. Ashgate, Farnham, England. ISBN 9781409405412

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Every 20 years since 1920 Madrid has undergone an urban planning cycle in which a city plan was prepared, adopted by law, and implemented by a new institution. This sequence, along with the institution's structures and procedures, has persisted - with some exceptions - despite frequent upheavals in society. The planning institution itself played a key role in maintaining continuity, traumatic history notwithstanding. This book presents an empirically based life cycle theory of institutional evolution that suggests that the constitutional image sustaining the institution undergoes a change or is replaced by a new image, leading to a new or reformed institution.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 238 pages
Uncontrolled Keywords: planning, institutions, images, evolution;
Subjects: University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment
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Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 15:00
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018 15:00

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