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Systemic planning: Dealing with complexity by a wider approach to planning
Volume: 9, Issue 1-2
On the basis of the author’s latest book, Systemic Planning, this paper addresses systems thinking and complexity in the context of planning. Specifically, renewal of planning thinking on this background is set out as so-called systemic planning (SP). The principal concern of SP is to provide principles and methodology that can be helpful for planning under circumstances characterized by complexity and uncertainty. It is argued that compared to conventional planning—referred to as systematic planning—there is a need for a wider, more systemic approach to planning that is better suited to current real-world planning problems, often characterized by complex issues.