|The Imaginative Institution: Planning and Governance in Madrid
Every 20 years since 1920 Madrid has undergone an urban planning cycle in which a city plan was prepared, adopted by law, and implemented by a new institution. This sequence, along with the institution's structures and procedures, has persisted - with some exceptions - despite frequent upheavals in society. The planning institution itself played a key role in maintaining continuity, traumatic history notwithstanding. This book presents an empirically based life cycle theory of institutional evolution that suggests that the constitutional image sustaining the institution undergoes a change or is replaced by a new image, leading to a new or reformed institution.
|planning, institutions, images, evolution
|Published in print
|19 Oct 2010
|Place of publication