Understanding adaptation and innovation of action tools and professional practices

Action tools (tools used for planning, funding, contracting, etc.) and professional practices (methods, approaches, etc.) evolve to meet new challenges, constraints and changing issues. The texts in this section describe these changes and the reasons behind them, the actors involved and also the resistance and conflict that emerge in the face of change. Texts shed light on the following questions:

  • How are action tools designed and transformed? Why are they transformed? What are the objectives of these changes? Whoinstigates them?

  • What changes affect the role of professionals in urban production? How are professional practices transformed? Why?

  • How are these changes perceived and received? What kinds of resistance or conflict do they inspire?

  • Do the changes facilitate comprehension and transversal action, or do they, on the contrary, reinforce sectorial approaches?

  • What resources are put in place to support these changes?

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