Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning offers a selection of the best urban planning scholarship from each of the world's planning school associations. The award-winning papers presented illustrate the concerns and the discourse of planning scholarship communities and provide a glimpse into planning theory and practice by planning academics around the world. All those with an interest in urban and regional planning will find this collection valuable in opening new avenues for research and debate.
Set in context by the editors' introductory chapter, these essays draw on local concerns but also reflect international issues. These include the relationship between planning and economy; concerns over the environment and conservation; the nature of the planning process and decision-making, and the effects of power on planned change.
This book is published in association with the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN), and the nine planning school associations it represents, who have selected these papers based on regional competitions.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Building Global Integration in Planning Scholarship. Bruce Stiftel and Vanessa Watson 2. Mixed Use in Theory and Practice: Canadian Experience with Implementing Planning Principle. Jill Grant 3. Uncertain Legacy: Sydney's Olympic Stadiums. Glen Searle 4. Land Markets, Social Reproduction and Configuration of Urban Space: A Case Study of Five Municipalities in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area. Juan D. Lombardo, Mercedes Di Virgilio and Leonardo Fernández et al. 5. Designing Whole Landscapes. Paul M. Dolman, Andrew Lovett, Tim O'Riordan and Dick Cobb 6. Management of Urban Regeneration and Conservation in China: A Case of Shanghai. Jiantao Zhang 7. Ecological-economic zoning in the Brazilian Amazon Region: The Imperfect Panoptism. Henri Acselrad 8. Walking in Another's Shoes: Epistemological Challenges in Participatory Planning. Karen Umemoto 9. Urban Planning and Intergroup Conflict: Confronting a Fractured Public Interest. Scott A. Bollens 10. Pragmatic Planning in Multi-stakeholder Tourism-Environment Conflicts. Tazim B. Jamal, Stanley M. Stein and Thomas L. Harper 11. The Usefulness of Normative Planning Theories in the Context of Sub-Saharan Africa. Vanessa Watson 12. Out of the Closet: The Importance of Stories and Storytelling in Planning Practice. Leonie Sandercock 13. Dilemmas in Critical Planning Theory. Raine Mäntysalo Index
Bruce Stiftel is professor of urban and regional planning at Florida State University, USA
Vanessa Watson is professor in the City and Regional Planning programme and deputy director of the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
'The work represents quality and one cannot find fault with the thorough editing task that has occurred on several layers to bring together so many nationalities and differing standards and approaches to writing.' - Environment and Planning B
'The volume will no doubt be regarded as a "must" for the shelf of every serious planning library.' - Journal of Environmental Planning and Environment, January 2006
'The overwhelming result is a book that is international in scope and one that fills a significant void in the planning literature by providing, in a single source, scholarly work that would be otherwise unattainable on so widespread a basis.' - Regional Studies
"The twelve chapters are of an exceptional quality." -- Canadian Journal of Urban Research