This title was first published in 2003:The advent of the Labour government in 1997 provoked major change in the political landscape of the UK. Priorities changed and different themes moved to the top of the agenda such as local democracy, community, transparency, sustainability and co-ordinated or 'joined-up' thinking. Many of the new priorities, such as community empowerment, involved a reappraisal of the purpose and procedures of planning, while others changed the legislative and institutional frame within which planning operated. This indispensable volume traces and analyzes the implications for planning created by this political shift. Presenting an overview of the general debates on contemporary UK planning, the book proceeds to identify four major areas as key themes for planning in the third millennium. These are: the new institutional context; ensuring social inclusion and participation; promoting sustainability; and the debate over building at higher densities on Brownfield sites. Illustrated with in-depth case studies, the book provides a timely and important examination of the current state of planning in the UK and suggests best-case scenarios for the future.
Contents: An agenda for the new millennium, Yvonne Rydin and Andy Thornley; Instrumental rationality, intelligent action and planning: American pragmatism revisited, Heather Campbell and Roger Marshall; Theorizing participation: pulling down the ladder, Liz Sharp and Steven Connelly; Shaping the planning profession of the future: the role of planning education, Jenny Poxon; Developing indicators to evaluate the effectiveness of land use planning, Nicola Morrison; Asymmetrical devolution, institutional capacity and spatial planning innovation, M.G. Lloyd and J. McCarthy; Shaping our future: public voices - a new approach to public participation in the regional strategic framework for Northern Ireland, Malachy McEldowney, Ken Sterrett, Frank Gaffikin and Mike Morrissey; New approaches to regional spatial planning?, Catherine Hammond; Building sustainable networks: a study of public participation and social capital, Nick Bailey and Deborah Peel; Changing patterns of social exclusion in Dundee, Keith Fernie; Neighbourhood regeneration: delivering holistic area-based strategies, Angela Hull; Love thy neighbour: good neighbour agreements, Barbara M. Illsley; Public involvement in residential conservation planning: values, attitudes and future directions, Peter J. Larkham, John Pendlebury and Tim Townshend; Understanding sustainability and planning in England: an exploration of the sustainability content of planning policy at the national, regional and local levels, Caroline Brown and Stefanie DÃ¼hr; Mainstreaming sustainable development into local politics, Susan Percy and Victoria Hands; Mitigating and monitoring ecological and visual impacts of EIA projects, Elaine Quinn; Brownfield land: owner characteristics, attitudes and networks, David Adams, Alan Disberry, Norman Hutchison and Thomas Munjoma; Mixed use, densification and public choice, Nia Blank, Martyn Senior and Chris Webster; Brownfield sites: problems of definition, identification and the evaluation of poten
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