This is a wide-ranging and internationally-focussed introduction to planning for the urban landscape. It provides an up-to-date account of planning, reflecting throughout on the need for sustainable, efficient and equitable...Show More
This is a wide-ranging and internationally-focussed introduction to planning for the urban landscape. It provides an up-to-date account of planning, reflecting throughout on the need for sustainable, efficient and equitable solutions to planning problems. Taking account of the sometimes conflicting expectations of markets, citizens, public organizations and planners, it demonstrates the similarities of challenges faced in different national planning systems.
The author traces the historical evolution of planning and urban governance, and explores the range of urban problems and policies likely to be found in almost any city in the developed world. Combining the latest theory in the field with practical insight and numerous illustrative case studies, the author comprehensively addresses issues of economic change and development; retailing and the role of urban centres; housing provision and neighbourhood renewal; urban design and conservation; green and blue infrastructure; and mobility and accessibility.
Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this text is the ideal accessible introduction to the planning field, giving equal focus to both theory and practice. Whilst celebrating the work of planners, it also provides essential critical analysis of how key decisions are made and implemented, the benefits and limitations of planning, and ultimately its potential in achieving 'good city form'.
- A comprehensive introduction for students to the history, theory and practice of planning?
- Provides a genuinely international introduction drawing on examples from around the world?
- Combines examples of planning practice with theoretical contributions from academic commentators
1. The Evolution of Urban Change and Planning
2. Governance and the Implementation in Planning
3. Sustainable Development and the Goals of Planning
4. Economic Change, Development and Urban Planning
5. Retailing, Central Areas and Urban Planning
6. Housing and Neighbourhood Issues in Urban Planning
7. Placemaking: Urban Design and Conservation in Urban Planning
8. Mobility, Accessibility and Urban Planning
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Urban Planning Chris Couch
- Making Better Places Patsy Healey
- Planning Theory Philip Allmendinger
- Urban Resilience Jon Coaffee, Peter Lee
- Urban Theory John Rennie Short
- Planning the Mobile Metropolis Luca Bertolini
- Urban Design, Space and Society Ali Madanipour
- GIS for Planning and the Built Environment Ed Ferrari, Alasdair Rae
- Spatial Planning and Governance Mark Tewdwr-Jones
- Planning in the UK Clara Greed
- Sustainable Cities Simon Joss
- Regional and Local Economic Development Cliff Hague, Carrie Breitbach