Geografie 1994, 99, 1-13

The Institutional Superstructure As a Dominant Factor in the Understanding of Issues in Urban and Regional Planning in Norway After 1966

Tor Fr. Rasmussen

Social geography, University of Oslo, Norway

The aim of this article is to analyze the motives of some of the decisions made in the Norwegian urban and regional planning and to illustrate them on several issues and cases from recent years. It argues for a more social behavioural approach in study, including more attention being paid to the perceptions of both the researchers and the politicians involved in planning and planning decisions, as well as to the socio-economic context of their decisions.