A research method for the analysis of conflicts and consensus finding in planning and urban transformation, especially for the analysis of different, interacting perspectives given in the field of urban development planning and heritage management.
Analysing different forms of urban governance, or the various forms of participation in decision-making, reveals the risk of discursive conflict but also highlights opportunities to overcome such conflicts and achieve consensus between stakeholders.
The synchronic discourse analysis can be applied to scenarios such as the transformation of heritage sites, large-scale development projects, or interventions in the public space of your neighbourhood.
For details see:
- Oevermann, H., & Mieg, H. A. (Eds.). (2015). Industrial heritage sites in transformation: Clash of discourses. London: Routledge.
- Oevermann, H., & Mieg, H.A. (2015). Exploring urban transformation: Synchronic discourse analysis in the field of heritage conservation and urban development. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, 9(1), 54-64.
- Mieg, H. A. & Oevermann, H. (2015). Planungsprozesse in der Stadt: Die synchrone Diskursanalyse, Forschungsinstrument und Werkzeug für die planerische Praxis. Zürich: vdf.