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REP Research Seminar Presenting in person: Daniel Gallard from Aalborg University. Title: "Planning without the clock in a world out-of-sync: Temporal mismatches and regional planning deliberations"

Daniel gallard
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Date 15 November 2023
Time 0:00-1:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Venue Henley Business School
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Abstract: How do we (re-)imagine planning in a world increasingly marked by socio-ecological changes and disruptions? As a field of knowledge, policy, and practice that continues to regard time as absolute, linear, and tameable, planning has yet to engage with contemporary social science debates conceiving time as not only relative, diverse, and variegated but also transcending culture–nature dualities. Drawing on ‘critical horology’ and ‘ecocritical time studies’, this chapter engages with nascent scholarship on time and temporalities in and of planning. Focusing on ‘coordinations’ and ‘timings’, it explores how socio-ecological interactions unfold in and shape regional planning deliberations, rendering temporal mismatches and adjustments—human and more-than-human—visible. On this basis, the chapter assesses the degree of leverage of critical time approaches to theorising planning and reflects on the prospective role of planning and planners in a world ‘out-of-sync’. In conclusion, the chapter calls for greater engagement with developing ‘temporal’ tools and methods to enable planners to become aware of—and critically cater to—socio-ecological mismatches in regional planning deliberations.

Bio: Daniel Galland is Associate Professor in Urban and Regional Planning in the Department of Sustainability and Planning at Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Denmark. His research broadly focuses on historical and contemporary drivers of change and continuity shaping urban and regional planning institutions from an international comparative perspective. He has recently co-edited two books: Metropolitan Regions, Planning and Governance (Springer, 2020) and Planning Regional Futures (Routledge, 2022) and is currently co-editing Planning for Urban Sustainability (Edward Elgar, 2024).

Daniel serves on the editorial boards of four planning journals: Planning Practice & Research, Nordic Journal of Urban Studies, European Journal of Spatial Development, and Urban Planning. During 2017–2023, he was Chair of the Excellence in Education Board and a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). He has been visiting professor in the School of Urban Planning at McGill University and the Institute of Urban and Territorial Studies at the Catholic University of Chile.