1st Edition

Reshaping Regional Planning
A Northern Perspective

ISBN 9781138739390
Published November 3, 2017 by Routledge
462 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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.

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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.


'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