The provision of infrastructure for urban developments is increasingly becoming a highly contentious and important issue in planning negotiations. By drawing together a range of case studies from North America, Australia and Europe, this book compares how a number of planning systems deal with this issue. There is a general trend by planning agencies towards the securing of infrastructure from the private sector. This necessitates a negotiation process between planning agencies, developers and infrastructure providers and this volume shows how this process varies according to the political context, the nature of the planning system and the existence of other frameworks such as Environmental Impact Assessment. By doing so, the collection presents an original perspective on both the negotiation process in planning and on how infrastructure should be provided.
'It's rare to find a book which examines these key urban processes. By bringing together researchers to explore the processes through which infrastructure is negotiated and shaped, the book escapes the conventional view of networks as narrowly technical objects. In making these essential services more visible to research and policy worlds Frank Ennis's book makes an important contribution to urban studies'. Professor Simon Guy, University of Newcastle, UK 'This book is a must read for planners and policy analysts concerned with innovative approaches to the provision of urban infrastructure. The case-based compilation is rich with ideas and information about practice on an international basis that will become an important resource for teaching and research.' Professor Lynne B. Sagalyn, Columbia University, USA
Contents: Infrastructure provision and the urban environment, Frank Ennis; Financing public facilities in housing projects: a method for understanding negotiating processes, Roelof Verhage and Barrie Needham; Infrastructure and negotiation: the case of Ireland, Henrik van der Kamp; Planning implementation through negotiation, Jim Claydon; Infrastructure provision, the negotiating process and property market cycles, Vincent Renard; The politics of average versus marginal cost pricing of development charges: a Canadian case study, Ray Tomalty and Andrejs Skaburskis; Privatisation of infrastructure in Sydney, Australia, Richard Cardew; Infrastructure provision and the role of planning in the Ruhr region, Peter Ache; Infrastructure finance and urban development in Illinois: does negotiation exacerbate sprawl?, Gerrit Knaap and Emily Talen; The contribution of statutory environmental assessment to sustainable development - the case of the northern region of Portugal, Paulo Pinho and Paula Pinto; Negotiating the use of public rights of way: the battle between city governments and the telecommunications industry, Samuel Nunn; Competition for urban space; tensions between conduits and corridors, Simon Marvin and Simon Slater.