Markets, Politics and the Environment answers three groups of question:
Each group of question is discussed in a separate chapter and is associated with different theories, debates and examples of practice. Markets, Politics and the Environment concludes that the full implications of sustainable development and climate change point in the direction of a different type of state- a green state whose future functioning can draw on planning theory but at present can only be conceived as a sketchy outline.
"[A] required reading reference for planning theory courses, and a well-informed contribution to the much-needed debate on the nature and role of planning theory, which may be useful to help challenge neo-liberal ways of thinking the urban scene. For these reasons, this noteworthy contribution to the study of planning theory should be commended not only to academics but also to all those individuals looking for deeper insights into the notion of planning and on the theory of urban and regional planning."
Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal,International Journal of E-Planning Research, Volume 7 • Issue 1 • January-March 2018
Section A: Introduction
Chapter 1: Interpretations of urban planning
Section B: Definitions, styles and forms
Chapter 2: Planning and urban spaces
Chapter 3: Political and economic planning
Chapter 4: Styles and forms of planning
Section C: Applying ‘reason’ to politics
Chapter 5: Rationalism and pragmatism
Chapter 6: Evaluation and translation
Chapter 7: Difference, diversity and dissent
Section D: Environmental risks, urban transitions:
Chapter 8: Managing risks and 'bads'
Chapter 9: Transition management
Chapter 10: Sustainable urbanism
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