Planning with the people for the people. Theories of practice, planning coalitions and the gathering places of drug and alcohol addicts in Kiel-Gaaden Authors Lars Kraehnke DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.32 Keywords: practices, planning, planning coalitions, gathering places, alcohol consumption Abstract This article analyses, how publicly accessible places like the gathering places of street drinkers and drug addicted are being shaped and defined by practices as banal and mundane as the collective consumption of alcoholic drinks. In a classical view it is the role of spatial planners on different scales to design these places and to specify how they can be used. In scientific as well as societal debates planning processes are therefore usually located in administration offices or plenary halls of the government. On the contrary this article proposes a different understanding of spatial planning. Following current practice-theoretical debates the practices of planners as well as the practices the members of the drinking community perform are conceptualised as a constitutive part of the planning process. As a consequence the planning process itself does not only take place in offices and plenary halls. Instead the site of planning shifts (at least partly) to the gathering places in public space and the street drinkers themselves become planners, who shape their places through the performance of collective drinking-practices. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) Published 2021-06-10 How to Cite Kraehnke, L. (2021). Planning with the people for the people. Theories of practice, planning coalitions and the gathering places of drug and alcohol addicts in Kiel-Gaaden. Raumforschung Und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.32 More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Online first Section Article License Copyright (c) 2021 Lars Kraehnke This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Articles in Raumforschung und Raumordnung - Spatial Research and Planing are published under a Creative Commons license. Until Vol. 79 No. 1, articles were published under a CC BY-SA license. From Vol. 79 No. 2 (2021), the license applied is the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0. Under this license, anyone may access, copy, redistribute, or adapt these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited and the contributions are distributed under the same license as the original.