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Framing Strategic Urban Projects
Learning from current experiences in European urban regions

ISBN 9780415647885
Published November 28, 2012 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

Presenting the findings of extensive research into the development of planning tools and strategies since the early 1970s, this book addresses key issues in urban development/governance and brings together a range of different national experiences.

Helpfully divided into three sections, Framing Strategic Urban Projects sets out the study framework, with its social, policy and institutional contexts; uses up-to-date European case studies to highlight different planning issues, including new-urbanism, information networks and public partnerships; and finally makes good-practice recommendations.

Offering a systematic comparison of a wide variety of projects and providing useful case study material of these large-scale urban projects and recommendations, this book is essential reading for planners, policy makers and students interested in how to make strategic urban projects work effectively.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Theoretical Framework  1. Framing Strategic Urban Projects  2. Institutional Capacity and Planning Milieux in European City-Regions: An Introduction to the Case Studies  Part 2: Experiences of Strategic Projects in European City-Regions  3. Amsterdam Zuidas: The Dream of ‘New Urbanity’  4. Barcelona: Universal Forum 2004: Culture as Driver of Urban Economy  5. Berlin Adlershof: Local Steps into Global Networks  6. Brussels Tour & Taxis: Entrepreneurship versus the Fragmented City  7. Copenhagen Orestad: Public Partnership in Search of the Market  8. Strasbourg Parc d’Innovation d’Illkirch: A Technopole French-Style  9. Vienna Erdberger Mais: Public Sector Driven Long-Term Planning Strategies  Part 3: Conclusions  10. Assessing Strategic Urban Projects: Findings and Recommendations

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Willem Salet is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Amsterdam. His research is part of the Amsterdam institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies (AMIDSt). As a sociologist and urban planner Professor Salet is specialised in institutions and cities, metropolitan governance and strategic spatial planning.

Enrico Gualini is Professor of Planning Theory at the Institute for Urban and Regional Planning of the Technical University Berlin. His research focuses on spatial policy, planning and governance in regions and city-regions.