1st Edition

Regional Planning for Open Space

Edited By Arnold van der Valk, Terry van Dijk Copyright 2009
    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    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 methods, this book critically examines the liberal discourse that urges the transfer of responsibility for open space from government to the market.

    European and American expert authors confront political rhetoric with grounded analysis and conclude that the market needs to be combined with governmental efforts. They scrutinize the connection between open space and the planning institutions designed to implement its policy. The book provides practical pieces of insight in how to structure an open space problem, information on what to expect from instruments, and new ideas on alternative approaches.

    1. Rethinking Open Space Planning in Metropolitan Areas Arnold Van der Valk & Terry van Dijk  2. Planning and development of the fringe landscapes: on the outer side of the Copenhagen ‘fingers’ Jørgen Primdahl, Henrik Vejre, Anne Busck & Lone Kristensen  3. Threats to metropolitan open space: the Netherlands economic and institutional Dimension Evelien van Rij  4. Development constraints reduce urban open space: Actual conditions and future requirements in England Steven Henderson  5. Viability of Cross-subsidy Strategies: A Netherlands case study Evelien van Rij  6. Does Proximity to Open Space Increase the Value of Dwellings? Evidence from three Dutch case studies Jasper Dekkers, Eric Koomen, Mark Koetse & Luke Brander  7. Government or Market: Competing Ideals in American Metropolitan Regions Terry van Dijk & Barbara J. Andersen  8. Maintaining the Working Landscape: the Portland Metro Urban Growth Boundary Ethan Seltzer  9. The Impact of Open Space Preservation Policies: Evidence from the Netherlands and the US Eric Koomen, Jacqueline Geoghegan & Jasper Dekkers  10. Spaces of Engagement for Open Space Advocacy: A Grounded Theory on Local Opposition in the Netherlands Terry van Dijk, Noelle Aarts & Arjen de Wit  11. Formalisation of ‘open space’ as ‘public space’ in zoning: the Belgian Experience Hans Leinfelder  12. Aesthetic Approaches to Active Urban Landscape Planning: European Exemplars Andrea Hartz & Olaf Kühne  13. Flächenhaushalt Reconsidered: Alternatives to the German Federal Thirty Hectares Goal Benjamin Davy  14. Planning open spaces: balancing markets, state and communities Arnold van der Valk, Terry van Dijk, Willem K. Korthals Altes & Adri van den Brink


    Arnold van der Valk is Professor in Land Use Planning at Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

    Terry van Dijk is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.