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City Planning & Urban Development

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  • Regional Development and Spatial Planning in an Enlarged European Unionby Neil Adams; Jeremy Alden

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The expansion of the European Union in 2004 has had significant consequences for both existing and new members of the Union. New member states are assimilating into a new institutional and policy framework, while the changing geography of Europe provides a different context for policy development in pre-2004 member states. One of the more important... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    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$ 149.95

    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$ 149.95

    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...

  • Reinventing the Cityby Ronaldo Munck

    Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 72.99

    'The City' has always been a strong focal point for critical social enquiry given its undisputed centrality for human life in the modern era. More recently, there has been a surge of interest in the postmodern city, the most popular subject being Los Angeles and the 'global city' - the New Yorks, Londons and Tokyos of the world - cities linked together... more...

  • Reshaping Planning with Cultureby Greg Young

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    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

    Cities have been missing from analyses of the global economic crisis and debates about how to generate a sustainable recovery. Cities and crisis provides a fresh assessment of what has changed since 1990 and what has not, of policy assumptions about urban economies, and of lessons of experience.A city-centred strategy to lift urban productivity must... more...

  • Insuring Lifeby Luis Lobo-Guerrero

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    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$ 149.95

    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$ 149.95

    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...