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Series Editor: Robert Upton, Jill Grant, Stephen Ward

Published in conjunction with the Royal Town Planning Institute [http://www.rtpi.org.uk/], this series of leading edge texts is intended for academics, educators, students and practitioners in planning and related fields. Written by globally renowned authors the series looks at all aspects of spatial planning theory and practice from a comparative and international perspective.

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1-10 of 31 results in RTPI Library Series
  1. Planning/Conflict

    Critical Perspectives on Contentious Urban Developments

    Edited by Enrico Gualini

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Planning/Conflict discusses the reasons behind, and models the shape of conflicts around urban developments in contemporary cities. It offers an interdisciplinary framework for scholars to engage with the issue of planning conflicts, focusing on both empirical and theoretical inquiry. By creating...

    Published August 31st 2013 by Routledge

  2. Reviving Critical Planning Theory

    Dealing with Pressure, Neo-liberalism, and Responsibility in Communicative Planning

    By Tore Øivin Sager

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Discussing some of the most vexing criticism of communicative planning theory (CPT), this book goes on to suggest how theorists and planners can respond to it. Looking at issues of power, politics and ethics in relation to planning, this book is for both critics and advocates of CPT, with lessons...

    Published August 14th 2012 by Routledge

  3. English Regional Planning 2000-2010

    Lessons for the Future

    Edited by Corinne Swain, Tim Marshall, Tony Baden

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    English Regional Planning 2000-2010 chronicles a vital feature of recent UK planning activity, during the period of the Blair and Brown Labour governments up to 2010. It deals particularly with the regional scale of planning during these years, whereby large steps forward were made, but where...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  4. An Anatomy of Sprawl

    Planning and Politics in Britain

    By Nicholas A. Phelps

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Despite the combined efforts of British planners, politicians, the public and interest groups, the ‘Solent City’ stands as one of a number of instances of a peculiar instance of urban sprawl – muted, and slow to emerge – yet produced paradoxically by very strong interests in promoting conservation...

    Published February 14th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Insurgencies: Essays in Planning Theory

    By John Friedmann

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    For nearly fifty years John Friedmann's writings have not just led the academic study of the discipline, but have given shape and direction to the planning profession itself. Covering transactive planning, radical planning, the concept of the Good City, civil society, rethinking poverty and the...

    Published January 4th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Implementing Sustainability

    The New Zealand Experience

    By Caroline L. Miller

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    New Zealand’s Resource Management Act (RMA) was hailed as a radical new approach to planning that would both achieve better environmental outcomes and benefit developers by working rapidly and more efficiently. This book examines the lessons that can be learned by planning practitioners...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Land and Limits

    Interpreting Sustainability in the Planning Process, 2nd Edition

    By Susan Owens, Richard Cowell

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    The first edition of this seminal book was written at a time of rapidly growing interest in the potential for land use planning to deliver sustainable development, and explored the connections between the two and implications for public policy. In the decade since the book was first conceived,...

    Published December 12th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Strategic Spatial Projects

    Catalysts for Change

    Edited by Stijn Oosterlynck, Jef Van den Broeck, Louis Albrechts, Frank Moulaert, Ann Verhetsel

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Strategic Spatial Projects presents four years of case study research and theoretical discussions on strategic spatial projects in Europe and North America. It takes the position that planning is not well equipped to take on its current challenges if it is considered as only a regulatory and...

    Published November 9th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Cohesion, Coherence, Cooperation: European Spatial Planning Coming of Age?

    By Andreas Faludi

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Since its foundation the European Union has gradually developed policies that are aimed at achieving increased economic and social cohesion. This book examines the most recent of these, the concept of territorial cohesion. Territorial cohesion is the pursuit of balanced development, competitiveness...

    Published September 30th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Transport Matters

    Integrated Approaches to Planning City-Regions

    By Angela Hull

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Addressing the principles of sustainability, spatial planning, integration, governance and accessibility of transport, this book focuses on the problem of providing efficient and low energy transport systems which serve the needs of everybody. It explores many of the new arguments, ideas and...

    Published August 8th 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Conflict, Improvisation, Governance: Lessons in Democratic Planning from the Netherlands
    Edited by John Forester, David Laws
    To Be Published July 31st 2014
  2. Reconsidering Localism
    Edited by Simin Davoudi, Ali Madanipour
    To Be Published September 30th 2014
  3. Urban and Regional Planning in China
    By Fulong Wu
    To Be Published January 14th 2015

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