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Remaking Planning

The Politics of Urban Change, 2nd Edition

By Tim Brindley, Yvonne Rydin, Gerry Stoker


240 pages

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Remaking Planning challenges the common misconception that planning under the Conservative government has been dismantled and abandoned to market forces.

This new edition of a very well received text brings the original study up to date with an analysis of how planning in the 1990s has responded to continuing economic restructuring, political fragmentation and social change, and developed a new awareness of uncertainty and risk. The book illustrates how planning remains as a never-ending attempt to reconcile the demands of economic efficiency with those of democratic legitimacy.


From reviews of first edition: 'The book identifies a central question, elaborates a simple but effective typology, follows through with appropriate case studies, delivers clear and accurate accounts of the cases and then integrates its findings to produce general conclusions … as good a way as any of peering into the future.' - Cities

About the Authors

Tim Brindley is Principal Lecturer in Urban Studies at De Montfort University. Yvonne Rydin is Senior Lecturer in Geography at the London School of Economics. Gerry Stoker is professor in the Department of Government at the University of Strathclyde.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography