Actor-relational planning in deprived areas : challenges and opportunities in Luchtbal Antwerpen, BelgiumActor-relational planning in deprived areas : challenges and opportunities in Luchtbal Antwerpen, Belgium
Faculty of Design Sciences
Research Group for Urban Development
Planning practice and research. - Abingdon
30(2015):4, p. 410-423
University of Antwerp
In this article, we report and discuss our experience with actor-relational approaches (ARA) in the regeneration of a postwar housing estate in Luchtbal, Antwerp, Belgium. ARA are informed by post-structuralist ideas of space, complexity theory, and actor network theory. Although ARA itself is not new, the application of ARA to deprived area's such as Luchtbal is novel. We report how the approach has been elaborated, its process and outcome. We conclude with our evaluation from an insider's perspective.