Railway Station Mega Projects as Public Controversies. The Case of Stuttgart 21

Novy, J. and Peters, D. 2012. Railway Station Mega Projects as Public Controversies. The Case of Stuttgart 21. Built Environment. 38 (1), pp. 128-145. https://doi.org/10.2148/benv.38.1.128

TitleRailway Station Mega Projects as Public Controversies. The Case of Stuttgart 21
TypeJournal article
AuthorsNovy, J. and Peters, D.
Abstract

This contribution traces the ongoing political controversy surrounding 'Stuttgart 21' – one of the largest and most ambitious railway and urban redevelopment projects currently planned in all of Europe. The article provides an up-to-date review of Stuttgart 21's development history and of the mass protests the project has sparked, linking them to key theoretical debates of mega-projects and the context within which they are realized. Particular attention is devoted to 1. understanding Stuttgart 21 as a key exemplar of contemporary mega-project development; 2. analyzing dynamics of participation, politics and power in mega-project planning and implementation; and 3. assessing the wider implications of the mass protests against S21 for planning and policy-making in Germany.

JournalBuilt Environment
Journal citation38 (1), pp. 128-145
ISSN0263-7960
Year2012
PublisherAlexendrine Press
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.2148/benv.38.1.128
Publication dates
PublishedMar 2021

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