|Title||Railway Station Mega Projects as Public Controversies. The Case of Stuttgart 21|
|Authors||Novy, J. and Peters, D.|
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.
|Journal citation||38 (1), pp. 128-145|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.2148/benv.38.1.128|