Uncertainty can be seen as the raison d’être of planning. Coping with uncertainty lies at the heart of planning practice.

Despite its centrality, the perspective of uncertainty in theory and practice of urban planning is nearly uncharted.

Given that uncertainty is a social construct and shapes the means and ends of planning, the discourses that construct its often-naturalized representation beg critical scrutiny.

As a contribution to address this research gap, this thesis aims to uncover in what ways the representation of uncertainty shapes post-World War II urban planning in the Global North.