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Published in conjunction with the Royal Town Planning Institute [http://www.rtpi.org.uk/], this series of leading edge texts is intended for academics, educators, students and practitioners in planning and related fields. Written by globally renowned authors the series looks at all aspects of spatial planning theory and practice from a comparative and international perspective.

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Planning for the Common Good

Planning for the Common Good

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Mick Lennon
December 31, 2021

Appeals to the ‘common good’ or ‘public interest’ have long been used to justify planning as an activity. While often criticised, such appeals endure in spirit if not in name as practitioners and theorists seek ways to ensure that planning operates as an ethically attuned pursuit. Yet, this leaves ...

Digital Participatory Planning Citizen Engagement, Democracy, and Design

Digital Participatory Planning: Citizen Engagement, Democracy, and Design

1st Edition

By Alexander Wilson, Mark Tewdwr-Jones
September 30, 2021

Digital Participatory Planning outlines developments in the field of digital planning and designs and trials a range of technologies, from the use of apps and digital gaming through to social media, to examine how accessible and effective these new methods are. It critically discusses urban ...

Grotton Revisited Planning in Crisis?

Grotton Revisited: Planning in Crisis?

1st Edition

By Steve Ankers, David Kaiserman, Chris Shepley
July 30, 2010

Some thirty years ago the small Metropolitan County of Grotton found itself bathed in the bright glare of publicity as The Grotton Papers lifted the lid on the inner workings of the six planning departments of this hitherto little remarked corner of England. The intervening years have seen ...

A Future for Planning Taking Responsibility for Twenty-First Century Challenges

A Future for Planning: Taking Responsibility for Twenty-First Century Challenges

1st Edition

By Michael Harris
May 10, 2019

As well as being spatial, planning is necessarily also about the future – and yet time has been relatively neglected in the academic, practice and policy literature on planning. Time, in particular the need for longer-term thinking, is critical to responding effectively to a range of pressing ...

Public Norms and Aspirations The Turn to Institutions in Action

Public Norms and Aspirations: The Turn to Institutions in Action

1st Edition

By Willem Salet
March 13, 2018

The aspirations of individuals, organizations, and states, and their perceptions of problems and possible solutions circulate fast in this instantaneous society. Yet, the deliberation of the underlying public norms seems to escape the attention of the public. Institutions enable people to have...

From Student to Urban Planner Young Practitioners’ Reflections on Contemporary Ethical Challenges

From Student to Urban Planner: Young Practitioners’ Reflections on Contemporary Ethical Challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Tuna Taşan-Kok, Mark Oranje
December 05, 2017

For many young planners, the noble intentions with going to planning school seem starkly out of place in the neoliberal worlds they have come to inhabit. For some, the huge gap between the power they thought they would have and what they actually do is not only worrying, but also deeply ...

Planning in Indigenous Australia From Imperial Foundations to Postcolonial Futures

Planning in Indigenous Australia: From Imperial Foundations to Postcolonial Futures

1st Edition

By Sue Jackson, Libby Porter, Louise C. Johnson
August 08, 2017

Planning in settler-colonial countries is always taking place on the lands of Indigenous peoples. While Indigenous rights, identity and cultural values are increasingly being discussed within planning, its mainstream accounts virtually ignore the colonial roots and legacies of the ...

Regent Park Redux Reinventing Public Housing in Canada

Regent Park Redux: Reinventing Public Housing in Canada

1st Edition

By Laura Johnson, Robert Johnson
May 17, 2017

Regent Park Redux evaluates one of the biggest experiments in public housing redevelopment from the tenant perspective. Built in the 1940s, Toronto’s Regent Park has experienced common large-scale public housing problems. Instead of simply tearing down old buildings and scattering inhabitants, the ...

Planning for Small Town Change

Planning for Small Town Change

1st Edition

By Neil Powe, Trevor Hart
February 27, 2017

Change is inevitable in all communities: they both grow and decline. Planning is a means by which we have sought to manage this change. It has not always succeeded in providing the types of settlements and environments which many residents and others want, either because it is operating with ...

Insurgencies and Revolutions Reflections on John Friedmann’s Contributions to Planning Theory and Practice

Insurgencies and Revolutions: Reflections on John Friedmann’s Contributions to Planning Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Haripriya Rangan, Mee Kam NG, Libby Porter, Jacquelyn Chase
November 03, 2016

Over the past six or more decades, John Friedmann has been an insurgent force in the field of urban and regional planning, transforming it from its traditional state-centered concern for establishing social and spatial order into a radical domain of collaborative action between state and civil ...

Regional Planning for Open Space

Regional Planning for Open Space

1st Edition

Edited By Arnold van der Valk, Terry van Dijk
May 13, 2016

Reviewing the limitations of various planning options, this book addresses the debate on how to preserve open space in the context of a growing metropolis. The importance of open spaces for well-being in urban life is well-established. With case studies on internalization and valuation ...

Land and Limits Interpreting Sustainability in the Planning Process

Land and Limits: Interpreting Sustainability in the Planning Process

2nd Edition

By Susan Owens, Richard Cowell
February 01, 2011

The first edition of this seminal book was written at a time of rapidly growing interest in the potential for land use planning to deliver sustainable development, and explored the connections between the two and implications for public policy. In the decade since the book was first conceived,...

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