Reshaping Regional Planning: A Northern Perspective, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Reshaping Regional Planning

A Northern Perspective, 1st Edition

By Brita Olerup

Edited by Folke Snickars


462 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781138739390
pub: 2017-11-03
SAVE ~$33.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315184135
pub: 2017-11-30
from $22.50

FREE Standard Shipping!


This title was first published in 2002: Uniting scholars from across the full range of social sciences, this distinctive volume provides a unique overview of northern European planning. It examines all the key issues as well as the evolution, traditions, current innovations and future developments in the field of planning. Focusing on how planning impacts upon social issues such as employment, social exclusion and quality of life, the volume also looks at innovations in planning policy and practice, in particular the challenge of sustainability. The contributors analyze the built environment's relationship with culture and take a critical look at the creative re-thinking currently taking place in Nordic planning.


'This is a very interesting book for anyone interested in the challenges facing planning in Scandinavian welfare states.' Urban Studies 'A wide audience will find inspiring and interesting ideas for further regional research and in reshaping regional planning at an operational level.' Geografiska Annaler 'The book does…address a range of contemporary planning issues, practical and theoretical, which…have resonance with evolving approaches to regional planning in the UK…this book contains much that will be of interest to regional planners in the UK.' The Geographical Journal

Table of Contents

Contents: Challenging the Scope of Planning: Introduction, Folke Snickars, Brita Olerup and Lars Olof Persson; Planning in Sweden, Björn Alfredsson and Jan Wiman; The shaping of local authority districts: a historical and ongoing process, Sten Axelsson; Strategic regional planning - issues in long term traffic planning in stockholm, Christer Anderstig; Planning with a ceiling, Christer Sanne. Emerging Issues for Planning Actions: Catalyzing culture, Magnus Löfvenberg; Governance and planning for a new age, Amy Rader Olsson; Local labour market performance in the knowledge economy, Lars Olof Persson; Social exclusion in post-fordist Sweden, Göran Cars and Mats Johansson; Quality of life and social cohesion: a methodological discussion and their implications in planning, Vania A. Ceccato. Professional Cultures: An approach to the development of competence for sustainable development in the context of planning, Eva Asplund; The role of professions in environmental planning, Sylvia Dovlén and Maria HÃ¥kansson; Planning as discourse analysis, Lars Orrskog. Reshaping the Tools for Regional Planning: Economic guidelines for transportation planning, Martin J. Beckmann and Ã…ke E. Andersson; Spatial interaction in multi-regional modeling - a review, Patrik Arousell; Emerging trade patterns in the Baltic Sea region, Pontus Ã…berg; Telecommunicators in the multinuclear city, Mattias Höjer; Visions of sustainable urban communities in post-conflict zones, Tigran Hasic. Regional Evaluation of Policy Processes: Planning for the preservation of the cultural built heritage, Krister Olsson; Customer-based quality measures in Swedish special transportation services, Stig Knutsson; Culture, jobs and regional development - an empirical study of innovation networks in the culture industry in the Stockholm metropolitan region, Folke Snickars.

About the Author/Editor

Folke Snickars is Professor of Regional Planning at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Brita Olerup, formerly at the Department of Infrastructure and Planning, now a Senior Researcher in the Department of Industrial Economics and Management, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Lars Olof Persson is currently associated both with the Department of Infrastructure and Planning at the Royal Institute of Technology and the Nordic Centre for Spatial Development (Nordregio), both in Stockholm, Sweden.

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit

Learn more…

Subject Categories

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