Planning for Waterway Renewal: Balancing Institutional Reproduction and Institutional Change

Jannes J. Willems*, Tim Busscher, Johan Woltjer, Jos Arts

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

OnderzoeksoutputAcademicpeer review

2 Citaten (Scopus)
183 Downloads (Pure)


Modern waterway networks are ageing and need to be renewed, yet the institutional context in the waterway sector is averse to change because of path dependencies. Waterway renewal requires actors to navigate between institutional reproduction and change. Applying an innovative framework for analysing institutions in a case study of the Dutch national waterways, we mainly find instances of institutional reproduction, which turns waterway renewal into a technical and financial exercise. However, institutional change becomes increasingly evident through a new functional-relational path, suggesting that planning for waterway renewal also entails reconsidering novel waterway configurations and incorporating neighbouring spatial developments.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)678-697
Aantal pagina's20
TijdschriftPlanning Theory & Practice
Nummer van het tijdschrift5
StatusPublished - 2018

Citeer dit