Abstract

Mona A. Abdel Wahab
On Analysing Space from a Strategic-Relational Institutionalist Perspective: The Cultural Park for Children in Cairo
Recent contributions to strategic spatial planning theory claim to develop a relational perspective on planning &#97 &#110 &#100 space. In this paper, we explore this perspective further from its origins to the ways in which it conceptualizes various aspects of space. We focus on strategic-relational institutionalist (SRI) theory &#97 &#110 &#100 introduce the Cultural Park for Children in Cairo as a case to question the relational perception &#97 &#110 &#100 conceptions of space, &#97 &#110 &#100 spatial strategies of different actants, spatial representations &#97 &#110 &#100 frames. We conclude by indicating how a SRI approach may contribute to a greater understanding of the spatial dynamics of actants &#97 &#110 &#100 their institutional frames &#97 &#110 &#100 argue for the inclusion of more pluralist conceptions of space in planning processes.