Necessary Dreaming: Uses of Utopia in Urban Planning

Authored by: David Pinder

The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning Theory

Print publication date:  July  2010
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754672548
eBook ISBN: 9781315279251
Adobe ISBN: 9781315279244

10.4324/9781315279251.ch13

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Abstract

Utopian thinking, the capacity to imagine a future that is radically different from what we know to be the prevailing order of things, is a way of breaking through the barriers of convention into a sphere of the imagination where many things beyond our everyday experience become possible … We need a constructive imagination to help us create the fictive worlds of our dreams, of dreams worth struggling for. (John Friedmann 2002: 103)

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