1st Edition

Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability

Edited By Sébastien Darchen, Glen Searle Copyright 2019
    232 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    232 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.

    "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