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A Future for Planning: Taking Responsibility for Twenty-First Century Challenges

A Future for Planning: Taking Responsibility for Twenty-First Century Challenges

1st Edition

Michael Harris
May 10, 2019

As well as being spatial, planning is necessarily also about the future – and yet time has been relatively neglected in the academic, practice and policy literature on planning. Time, in particular the need for longer-term thinking, is critical to responding effectively to a range of pressing...

Public Norms and Aspirations: The Turn to Institutions in Action

Public Norms and Aspirations: The Turn to Institutions in Action

1st Edition

Willem Salet
March 13, 2018

The aspirations of individuals, organizations, and states, and their perceptions of problems and possible solutions circulate fast in this instantaneous society. Yet, the deliberation of the underlying public norms seems to escape the attention of the public. Institutions enable people to have...

From Student to Urban Planner: Young Practitioners’ Reflections on Contemporary Ethical Challenges

From Student to Urban Planner: Young Practitioners’ Reflections on Contemporary Ethical Challenges

1st Edition

Tuna Taşan-Kok, Mark Oranje
December 05, 2017

For many young planners, the noble intentions with going to planning school seem starkly out of place in the neoliberal worlds they have come to inhabit. For some, the huge gap between the power they thought they would have and what they actually do is not only worrying, but also deeply...

Planning in Indigenous Australia: From Imperial Foundations to Postcolonial Futures

Planning in Indigenous Australia: From Imperial Foundations to Postcolonial Futures

1st Edition

Sue Jackson, Libby Porter, Louise C. Johnson
August 08, 2017

Planning in settler-colonial countries is always taking place on the lands of Indigenous peoples. While Indigenous rights, identity and cultural values are increasingly being discussed within planning, its mainstream accounts virtually ignore the colonial roots and legacies of the...

Regent Park Redux: Reinventing Public Housing in Canada

Regent Park Redux: Reinventing Public Housing in Canada

1st Edition

Laura Johnson, Robert Johnson
May 17, 2017

Regent Park Redux evaluates one of the biggest experiments in public housing redevelopment from the tenant perspective. Built in the 1940s, Toronto’s Regent Park has experienced common large-scale public housing problems. Instead of simply tearing down old buildings and scattering inhabitants, the...

Planning for Small Town Change

Planning for Small Town Change

1st Edition

Neil Powe, Trevor Hart
February 27, 2017

Change is inevitable in all communities: they both grow and decline. Planning is a means by which we have sought to manage this change. It has not always succeeded in providing the types of settlements and environments which many residents and others want, either because it is operating with...

Insurgencies and Revolutions: Reflections on John Friedmann’s Contributions to Planning Theory and Practice

Insurgencies and Revolutions: Reflections on John Friedmann’s Contributions to Planning Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Haripriya Rangan, Mee Kam NG, Libby Porter, Jacquelyn Chase
November 03, 2016

Over the past six or more decades, John Friedmann has been an insurgent force in the field of urban and regional planning, transforming it from its traditional state-centered concern for establishing social and spatial order into a radical domain of collaborative action between state and civil...

Regional Planning for Open Space

Regional Planning for Open Space

1st Edition

Arnold van der Valk, Terry van Dijk
May 17, 2016

Reviewing the limitations of various planning options, this book addresses the debate on how to preserve open space in the context of a growing metropolis. The importance of open spaces for well-being in urban life is well-established. With case studies on internalization and valuation...

Future Directions for the European Shrinking City

Future Directions for the European Shrinking City

1st Edition

William J.V. Neill, Hans Schlappa
January 26, 2016

Urban shrinkage is rising to the top of the political agenda in Europe as more cities are shrinking in the prolonged economic downturn we encounter. Coupled with unprecedented budgetary austerity and rapidly ageing populations, ‘stagnating’ and ‘shrinking’ cities have emerged as a key challenge for...

Urban Structure Matters: Residential Location, Car Dependence and Travel Behaviour

Urban Structure Matters: Residential Location, Car Dependence and Travel Behaviour

1st Edition

Petter Naess
January 21, 2016

Going beyond previous investigations into urban land use and travel, Petter Næss presents new research from Denmark on residential location and travel to show how and why urban spatial structures affect people's travel behaviour. In a comprehensive case study of the Copenhagen metropolitan area,...

Instruments of Planning: Tensions and challenges for more equitable and sustainable cities

Instruments of Planning: Tensions and challenges for more equitable and sustainable cities

1st Edition

Rebecca Leshinsky, Crystal Legacy
August 10, 2015

Instruments of Planning: Tensions and Challenges for more Equitable and Sustainable Cities critically explores planning’s instrumentality to deliver important social and environmental outcomes in neoliberal planning landscapes. Because each instrument is unique and may be tailored to its own...

Conflict, Improvisation, Governance: Street Level Practices for Urban Democracy

Conflict, Improvisation, Governance: Street Level Practices for Urban Democracy

1st Edition

David Laws, John Forester
April 16, 2015

Conflict, Improvisation, Governance presents a carefully crafted and edited collection of first hand accounts of diverse public sector and non-profit urban practitioners facing the practical challenges of "doing democracy" in the global/local context of the interconnected major European city of...

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