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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
While the rate of urbanisation in the developing world has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, governments' capacity to support urban growth has, in many cases, failed to keep up with this trend. Non-governmental organisations working in the field have long advocated community management of the urban environment as the best solution to this... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 89.95
Illustrated by a wide range of case studies from planning contexts, this book examines culture as a socio-historically situated concept, introducing a line of scholarship, both established and recent, to show what 'culture' does and why. It addresses the materialisation of abstract concepts, performance and embodiment, and social categorisation... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 70.00
Planning in contemporary democratic states is often understood as a range of activities, from housing to urban design, regional development to economic planning. This volume sees planning differently?as the negotiation of possibilities that time offers space. It explores what kind of promise planning offers, how such a promise is made, and what... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 71.95
In a clear and rewarding style, Albrechts and Mandelbaum consider the challenges that the new paradigm of the Network Society creates for Urban and Regional Planning. Chapters grouped into five themes discuss theoretical and practical perspectives on the contemporary organization of social, economic, cultural, political and physical spaces. These... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 51.95
The New Towns Programme of 1946 to 1970 was one of the most substantial periods of urban development in Britain. The New Towns have often been described as a social experiment; so what has this experiment proved? This book covers the story of how these towns came to be built, how they aged, and the challenges and opportunities they now face as they... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 134.95
Evaluation is a critical stage in urban and regional planning and development, with the consideration of alternative proposals essential for informed debate and decision. The craft of pre-development evaluation has long been influenced by Nathaniel Lichfield, and in his honour, this book brings together prominent researchers and practitioners to discuss... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95
Postmodern social theory has provided significant insights into our understanding of society and its components. Key thinkers including Foucault, Baudrillard and Lyotard have challenged existing ideas about power and rationality in society. This book analyses planning from a postmodern perspective and explores alternative conceptions based on a combination... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95
By bringing together and comparing the experiences of green belt reform across the whole developed world, this book adds to the understanding of how a green belt can be affected and what alternatives exist to it. A team of leading researchers and practitioners assess the usefulness of green belts and their alternatives as tools for planners in this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 180.00
Urban Process and Power has two chief aims. Firstly, it analyses and explains a century of the production and reproduction of the urban environment in which most of us live. Secondly, the book focuses on recent changes in the control of these processes and the ideology that has brought these changes about. Immense disparities exist between the "best"... more...