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Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability

1st Edition

Edited by Sébastien Darchen, Glen Searle


216 pages | 33 B/W Illus.

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As the world becomes more urbanised, solutions are required to solve current challenges for three arenas of sustainability: social sustainability, environmental sustainability and urban economic sustainability.

This edited volume interrogates innovative solutions for sustainability in cities around the world. The book draws on a group of 12 international case studies, including Vancouver and Calgary in Canada, San Francisco and Los Angeles in the US (North America), Yogyakarta in Indonesia, Seoul in Korea (South-East Asia), Medellin in Colombia (South America), Helsinki in Finland, Freiburg in Germany and Seville in Spain (Europe). Each case study provides key facts about the city, presents the particular urban sustainability challenge and the planning innovation process and examines what trade-offs were made between social, environmental and economic sustainability. Importantly, the book analyses to what extent these planning innovations can be translated from one context to another.

This book will be essential reading to students, academics and practitioners of urban planning, urban sustainability, urban geography, architecture, urban design, environmental sciences, urban studies and politics.


"Based on international cases studies Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability finds a key place in the literature of urban sustainability and planning. It offers one of the most practical and critical understandings of the implementation of planning solutions, and addresses global urban challenges, including those found in the Canadian context."Professor Claire Poitras, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Urbanisation Culture et Société, Montreal, Canada

Table of Contents

1. Planning innovation politics and process for urban sustainability Glen Searle and Sébastien Darchen

2. Calgary, Canada: Policy Co-production and Indigenous Development in Urban Settings Yale D. Belanger, Katherine A. Dekruyf and Ryan C. Walker

3. Helsinki (Finland): Social Sustainability of Urban Settings - Contextually Sensitive, Participatory Approach Utilizing PPGIS Methodology Marketta Kyttä, Maarit Kahila-Tani and Anna Broberg

4. Medellin, Colombia: social urbanism to build human security Luisa Sotomayor

5. Vancouver (Canada): Equitable sustainability planning within the post-industrial urban development model Wesley Regan and Peter V Hall

6. Vauban and Rieselfeld, Freiburg (Germany): Innovation in the implementation process Thorsten Schuetze

7. Sukunan Village, Yogyakarta, Indonesia: Environmental Sustainability through Community-based Waste Management and Eco-Tourism Iswanto, Sita Rahmani and Sonia Roitman

8. Seville (Spain): improving cycling mobility in a city with no previous cycling culture Manuel Calvo-Salazar and Ricardo Marqués

9. Dismantling a highway: Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project in Seoul, Korea Sun-Young Rieh and Ji-in Chang

10. Los Angeles (U.S): Adaptive Re-use of Buildings to Regenerate the Inner-City Amanda Napoli, Sébastien Darchen and Donald Spivack

11. Bhubaneswar, India: Smart City Plan and Economic Sustainability Tathagata Chatterji and Saugata Maitra

12. San Francisco: A new model of sustainable industrial land use Carl Grodach and Declan Martin

13. Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg): The "Science City" in Belval – Planning a large-scale urban development project in a small country Tom Becker, Markus Hesse and Annick Leick

14. Conclusion Sébastien Darchen and Glen Searle

About the Editors

Sébastien Darchen is Lecturer in Planning at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Glen Searle is Honorary Associate Professor at the School of Earth and Environment Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia, and at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney, Australia.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Sustainability

Sustainability has become one of the most pressing social, environmental, economic, cultural and political issues of our times. Yet the meaning of ‘sustainability’ remains elusive.

This series provides original insights from across the social sciences and humanities on the meaning and practice of sustainability. It offers both theoretical and practical analysis of ‘sustainability’, including social sustainability, sustainable consumption, democratic sustainability and sustainable behaviour.

These interdisciplinary books give students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners the latest thinking from international authors. This thought-provoking series draws on and is relevant to those working in a wide-range of disciplines, including environment, development, sociology, politics, philosophy, business and marketing, media, geography, and anthropology.

To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Rebecca Brennan ([email protected]).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General