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Planning's Ecologies: Democratic Planning in The Age of Planetary Crises

Nishat-Botero, Y. ORCID: 0000-0001-7979-0831 (2023). Planning's Ecologies: Democratic Planning in The Age of Planetary Crises. Organization(Specia),


The idea of planning has reappeared as an object of interest for critical research on post-capitalist organizational futures. This article offers a critical review of the emerging scholarship on planning, with reference to historical and contemporary precursors to democratic planning. Building on this review, the article develops a critical political ecology of planning that situates planning thought and practice within the matrix of the oikos. This encompasses not only the sphere of production and commodity exchange, but also the household of reproductive labour and the planetary household of the natural world. In this way, it is argued that democratic planning is indispensable for generating the forms of collective intelligibility and power needed to heal the web of life. By reimagining and reframing planning, the article aims to expand the ‘archive’ of social imaginaries, as part of broader efforts to envision and struggle for more desirable organizational futures.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2023, the authors.
Publisher Keywords: Economic Planning, Climate Change, Social Metabolism, Oikonomia, Critical Management Studies, Degrowth, Post-growth, Alternative Economies, Organizational Futures
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
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