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RTPI Library Series

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 35 results in RTPI Library Series
  1. Conflict, Improvisation, Governance

    Street Level Practices for Urban Democracy

    By David Laws, John Forester

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Conflict, Improvisation, Governance presents a carefully crafted and edited collection of first hand accounts of diverse public sector and non-profit urban practitioners facing the practical challenges of "doing democracy" in the global/local context of the interconnected major European city of...

    Published April 16th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Craft of Collaborative Planning

    People working together to shape creative and sustainable places

    By Jeff Bishop

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Unlike books that focus solely on methods, The Craft of Collaborative Planning provides a detailed guide to designing and managing all aspects of the collaborative process, advocating for making collaborative work the norm. Beginning with a discussion of the political and legal context of...

    Published March 13th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Planning and Conflict

    Critical Perspectives on Contentious Urban Developments

    Edited by Enrico Gualini

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Planning and Conflict discusses the reasons for conflicts around urban developments and analyzes their shape 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 ...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Planning for Growth

    Urban and Regional Planning in China

    By Fulong Wu

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Planning for Growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China provides an overview of the changes in China’s planning system, policy, and practices using concrete examples and informative details in language that is accessible enough for the undergraduate but thoroughly grounded in a wealth of research...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Reconsidering Localism

    Edited by Simin Davoudi, Ali Madanipour

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    "Localism" has been deployed in recent debates over planning law as an anodyne, grassroots way to shape communities into sustainable, human-scale neighborhoods. But "local" is a moving category, with contradictory, nuanced dimensions. Reconsidering Localism brings together new scholarship from...

    Published January 13th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 5th 2011 by Routledge

  10. 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 14th 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Instruments of Planning: Tensions and challenges for more equitable and sustainable cities
    Edited by Rebecca Leshinsky, Crystal Legacy
    To Be Published August 18th 2015
  2. Future Directions for the European Shrinking City
    Edited by William Neill, Hans Schlappa
    To Be Published October 1st 2015
  3. Regent Park Redux: Tenants and the Re-Planning of Canada’s Oldest Public Housing
    By Laura Johnson
    To Be Published January 15th 2016

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