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Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning
Volume 2

ISBN 9781138892415
Published May 21, 2015 by Routledge
370 Pages

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Book Description

Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning offers a new 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.

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  2. Post-Industrialism, Post-Modernism, and the Reproduction of Vancouver’s Central Area: Retheorising the 21st Century City  3. "Glocalising" Urban Landscapes: Athens and the 2004 Olympics  4.The Three-Speed City: Marginalization, Suburbanization, Gentrification  5. The Future of Rurality under Globalization  6. Reinforcing Identity: Urban Design Concepts for Achieving Balinese Cities with Cultural Identity  7. Knowing and Steering: Mediatization, Planning and Democracy in Victoria, Australia  8. The Instruments for Urban Reform and the Ideal of Citizenship: The Current Contradictions  9. Regional Planning and Sustainability: Limits and Potentials of South Africa’s Integrated Development Plans  10. The Americanization of Australian Planning  11. City Planning in the History of the City  12. Road Expansion, Urban Growth and Induced Travel  13. Changing Gender Contracts in Self-Help Housing Construction in Botswana: The Case of Lobatse

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Bruce Stiftel, FAICP, 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.

Henri Acselrad is professor in the Institute for Urban and Regional Research at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


'A book ... which can be savoured; to be read and re-read many times, pondered about, discussed, reflected upon and then re-read again.' - Australian Planner