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Evaluation for Participation and Sustainability in Planning

1st Edition

Edited by Angela Hull, E.R. Alexander, Abdul Khakee, Johan Woltjer


380 pages

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Planning evaluation is required to establish the success of planning interventions – both of physical developments and new approaches. Yet this should not be a task undertaken purely by professionals without participation by those affected by the process and outcomes of the projects. This book provides case studies and advice on how to balance conservation with economic growth, the cost effectiveness of plans alongside the effects upon the community and the importance of engaging with all stakeholders involved in a project.

Practical aspects of the evaluation process covered include:

  • how evaluation is used in planning
  • introducing new kinds of information or criteria
  • alternative ways of collecting/presenting information
  • how strategic planning objectives are implemented in local practice.

International contributors provide empirical studies and cases of application which are of practical value to those involved in the evaluation of planning. The book concludes by offering a new paradigm – a locally oriented, context-specific, participatory and multi-disciplinary approach to planning evaluation.

Table of Contents

Introduction New Challenges in Planning Evaluation: A British Perspective Angela Hull Part 1: From Appraisal to Reflection: Advances in Existing Methods Introduction Abdul Khakee Decision-Making and Problem-Solving: Turning Indicators into a Double-Loop Evaluation Framework Cecilia Wong Evaluating Planning: What is Successful Planning and (How) Can We Measure It? E.R Alexander Evaluation of Local Planning Efforts. A Simple Test of Policy Implementation and Corresponding Results, Or Isn’t It? Morten Edvardsen The Quadralogue Concept For Strategic Project Assessment David C. Prosperi and Julia M. Lourenco Part 2: Evaluating the Impacts of Policy-Programme –Project Alternatives Introduction E.R Alexander Using Land Use Transport Interaction (Luti) Models to Assess the Sustainability of Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Proposals: The Potential Scope and Illustrative Applications Glen Bramley, David Simmons and Andy Dobson Evaluating the Cumulative Effects of Transport Projects Angela Hull Impact Assessment and Management of Infrastructure Projects: From Risk Source to Risk Control Jos Arts and Femke Niekerk The Evaluation Process for a New Planning Culture: Regulatory Compliance and Learning Opportunities Francesco Selicato and Grazia Maggio Part 3: Integration of Ecological Aspects into Planning Evaluation Introduction Johan Woltjer Biodiversity and Decision-Support: Integrating CBA and MCA Frans J. Sijtsma, Martijn Van Der Heide and Arjen Van Hinsberg Our Threatened Biodiversity: Interpreting the UN Convention on Biodiversity in Swedish Regional Development Planning with the Help of Storylines Sylvia Dovlén And Abdul Khakee Planning Tools for Environmental Policy Integration: Exploring the Balance Between Supply and Demand Hens Runhaar and Peter Driessen Evaluation of Local Sustainable Development – Approaches and Use Anders Hanberger Part 4: Evaluation Methods For Structuring Participatory Knowledge Introduction Angela Hull More of the Same or Just Right and Robust? Evaluating Participatory Planning Valeria Monno and Abdul Khakee A Capability Approach in Planning Evaluation and Regional Development Retno Widodo D. Pramono and Johan Woltjer Softgis Methods in Planning Evaluation Marketta Kyttä Structuring and Evaluating the Garbage Can Model of Policy Transfer Martin De Jong and Dilek Unalan

About the Editors

Angela Hull is Professor of Spatial Planning, School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

E. R. Alexander is Professor (Emeritus) of Urban Planning, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, and Principal, Alexander Planning and Design, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Abdul Khakee is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Planning and Environment, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Johan Woltjer is Professor of Regional Planning and Development, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, Netherlands.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography