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  • Strategic Planning for Contemporary Urban Regionsby Alessandro Balducci; Valeria Fedeli; Gabriele Pasqui

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is an account of how the Milan Provincial Administration and a team of researchers from Milan Polytechnic worked together to develop a new 'Strategic Plan' for Milan's urban region. Informed by innovative conceptions of both how to understand cities in the contemporary world, and engage in strategic planning work, this experience has already... more...

  • Steering Sustainability in an Urbanising Worldby Anitra Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Sustainability has become the key challenge for urban planners, housing and infrastructure policy makers. Citizens are increasingly encouraged to live more compactly; in denser urban developments, to use less water and other natural resources and to choose public transport. While councils, government agencies and private business invest in a broad... more...

  • Social Innovation and Territorial Developmentby Diana MacCallum; Serena Vicari Haddock; Frank Moulaert

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The concept of social innovation offers an alternative perspective on development and territorial transformation, one which foregrounds innovation in social relations. This volume presents a broad-ranging and insightful exploration of social innovation and how it can affect life, society and economy, especially within local communities. It addresses... more...

  • Reshaping Planning with Cultureby Greg Young

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Planning is described as being increasingly sidelined by the impacts of neo-liberal restructuring. At the same time, 'culture' is nowadays seen as the world's key intellectual resource possessing new creative weight in sociological, economic and environmental terms. This book argues that, in the light of this cultural turn, there is the opportunity... more...

  • Cities and Crisisby Josef W. Konvitz

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 39.99

    An ambitious global study of the state of cities in the early twenty-first century, their role in society, and their contribution to the financial crisis more...

  • Infrastructure delivery planningby Janice Morphet

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    Janice Morphet sets out and analyses the key components of infrastructure delivery in Britain, both at national and neighbourhood level, situating this within international, European and domestic economic, territorial and social policy. more...

  • Insuring Lifeby Luis Lobo-Guerrero

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95

    This book is a contribution to the scholarly engagement with the wider problem of governing through risk and the politics of uncertainty. It takes life insurance as an empirical site from which to ask: what is the kind of governance created through insurance an instance of, and how does it contribute to the transcendence of liberalism?? By making... more...

  • Evaluation in Planningby E.R. Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Evaluation is a critical stage in urban and regional planning and development, with the consideration of alternative proposals essential for informed debate and decision. Evaluation in planning has become even more important with the new paradigm attempting to integrate economic efficiency with equity, sustainability and social responsibility. The... more...

  • Fuzzy Planningby Gert de Roo; Geoff Porter

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Many of the key notions associated with spatial planning are essentially ?fuzzy? in their nature. For example, while almost everyone accepts ?sustainability? as an important goal of planning, the actions of the actors involved can render the achieved ?sustainability? minimal, or even counterproductive. Putting forward an innovative way of looking at... more...

  • Growth Management and Public Land Acquisitionby Christopher Coutts; Timothy S. Chapin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Bringing together a team of national experts, this volume offers a detailed look at the links between public land acquisition programs and efforts to yield smart growth outcomes in the USA. Both public land acquisition programs and state and local growth management efforts have been examined in detail, but while there is growing recognition that land... more...