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Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning
Volume 4

ISBN 9780415593342
Published January 13, 2011 by Routledge
328 Pages

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Book Description

Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning, Volume 4 is a selection of some of the best scholarship in urban and regional planning from around the world. The internationally recognized authors of these award-winning papers take up a range of salient issues from the theory and practice of planning.

The topics they address include planning and governance in Zimbabwe, rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, safety issues in urban spaces, and an analysis of French transportation policies. The breadth of the topics covered in this book will appeal to all those with an interest in urban and regional planning, providing a springboard for further debate and research. The papers focus particularly on how planning institutions can meet contemporary environmental, demographic, economic, and socio-spatial challenges.

The Dialogues books are published in association with the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN) and its member planning schools associations. These associations represent 360 planning schools in nearly fifty countries around the globe. They have selected these papers based on regional competitions.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Rising to the Global Challenges Thomas Harper, Michael Hibbard, Heloisa Costa, and Anthony Yeh  2. Hanging Out With "Trouble-Causers": Planning and Governance in Urban Zimbabwe Amin Y. Kamete  3. Towards a Cosmopolitan Urbanism: from Theory to Practice Leonie Sandercock  4. For the Equitable City Yet to Come Tanja Winkler  5. Shocking the Suburbs: Urban Location, Homeownership and Oil Vulnerability in the Australian City Jago Dodson and Neil Sipe  6. The Re-Enclosure of Green-Space in Postmodern Urbanism Michael Hebbert  7. Safe Urban Spaces: Security Issues for City Design Maria Julieta Nunes De Souza and Rose Compans  8. Public Space and Conservation of a Historic Living City: Melaka, Malaysia Samira Ramezani, Zul Azri Bin Abd Aziz and Syed Z.A. Idid  9. New Urbanism, Social Equity, and The Challenge of Post-Katrina Rebuilding in Mississippi Emily Talen  10. Immature Take-Offs: Urbanization, Industrialization and Development in Twentieth-Century Latin America Arturo Almandoz  11. Policy And Planning for Large-Infrastructure Projects: Problems, Causes, and Curses Brent Flyvbjerg  12. Socio-Political Analysis of French Transport Policies: the State of Practice Vincent Kaufmann, Christophe Jemelin, GĂ©raldine Pflieger and Luca Pattaroni  13. Institutional Impediments to Planning Professionalism in Victoria, Australia Alan March

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Thomas L. Harper is Professor, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Canada.

Michael Hibbard is Professor, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, and Director, Institute for Policy Research and Innovation, University of Oregon, USA.

Anthony Gar-On Yeh is Chair Professor, Head of Department of Urban Planning and Design, Director of Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning, Director of GIS Research Centre, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR.

Heloisa Costa is Associate Professor, Geography Department, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.