Critical Youth Participatory Spatial Planning: What does it have to do with Degrowth?

By Amerissa Giannouli

I remember during the classes of Fundamentals for Degrowth, we were asked to think about research topics and questions we would like to explore. Democratic planning has always been a particularly intriguing subject, although I hesitated to work on it, as I perceived it to be more suited for political scientists. However, after taking the course on spatial planning, I felt as though a whole new world was revealed to me. It was a world full of politics, policies, alternative economies, processes, and institutions, all intertwined in a manner that encouraged me to let go of my insecurities and embrace the unknown.

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