Article

Planners, Developers and Power: A critical discourse analysis of the redevelopment of Leith Docks, Scotland

Citation

Matthews P & Satsangi M (2007) Planners, Developers and Power: A critical discourse analysis of the redevelopment of Leith Docks, Scotland. Planning Practice and Research, 22 (4), pp. 495-511. https://doi.org/10.1080/02697450701770043

Abstract
The article focuses on the implication of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) on the redevelopment of Leith Docks in Scotland. Spatial planning policies extend the planning practice and make practitioners become aware of discussions between planners and developers. Planners used a professional discourse based on theories of urban design and sustainability to add weight to their policies, and CDA techniques uncovered economic realities that belied developments and policy directions.

Keywords
analysis; CRITICAL discourse analysis; Design; Development; developments; DIRECTION; discourse; Discourse analysis; Economic; PLANNERS; PLANNING; policies; Policy; Power; Practice; PRACTITIONER; practitioners; professional; Reality; Scotland; Spatial; SUSTAINABILITY; Techniques; Theories; THEORY; WEIGHT

Journal
Planning Practice and Research: Volume 22, Issue 4

StatusPublished
Publication date30/11/2007
PublisherCarfax Pub. Co.
Place of publicationAbingdon, UK
ISSN0269-7459