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David Fingland

Conference paper

Certainty and outcomes: some local planning illusions

This paper examines an ongoing development where the result differs from that described in the plan suggesting that even close to its completion, the process can result in something different from that anticipated suggesting that greater care is required both in the definition of the...
Conference paper

Better to be roughly right rather than exactly wrong: the concept of certainty in land use planning

This paper is an attempt to unravel the notion of certainty in land-use planning by engaging with other concepts such as discretion and flexibility, prescription and control, all of which have resonance in the way in which we seek to understand and operate the planning...