All over the world societies are facing a number of major problems. New developments, challenges and opportunities cause these issues and yet cases tell us that traditional spatial planning responses and tools are often insufficient to tackle these problems and challenges.
Situated Practices of Strategic Planning draws together examples from across the globe – from France to Australia; from Nigeria to the United States, as it observes international comparisons of the strategic planning process. Many approaches and policies used today fail to capture the dynamics of urban/regional transformation and are more concerned with maintaining an existing social order than challenging and transforming it. Stewarded by a team of highly regarded and experienced researchers, this book gives a synthetic view of the process of change and frames future directions of development. It is unique for its combination of analysis of international case studies and reflection on critical nodes and features in strategic planning.
This volume will be of interest to students who study regional planning, academics, professional planners, and policy makers.
Table of Contents
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List of contributors
Chapter 1. Some ontological and epistemological challenges
PART 1 SITUATED EXPERIENCES OF STRATEGIC PLANNING WORLDWIDE
Chapter 2. Introduction.
Louis Albrechts and Alessandro Balducci
Cross-national & National experiences
Chapter 3. Regional strategic planning for China’s Pearl River Delta
Jiang Xu and Anthony G.O. Yeh
Chapter 4. Space as an Integrating Frame: Manifestations of and Prospects for Strategic Spatial Thinking in East Africa's Quest for Integration
Lawrence Esho and Robert Obudho
Chapter 5. The Region is Dead, Long Live the Region: the Øresund Region 15 years after the Bridge
Jonathan Metzger and Kristian Olesen
Chapter 6. Urban Strategic Spatial Planning in China: a two-round development since the late 1990s
Kang Cao and Li Zheng
Chapter 7. THE ROLE OF strategic spatial planning IN territorial sustainability - The CASE OF FRANCE
Christophe Demazière and José Serrano
Chapter 8. Strategic Spatial Planning in the USA
John Bryson Carissa and Schively Slotterback
Chapter 9. ‘What’s So Strategic about Australian Metropolitan Plans and Planning Reform? The Case of Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
Paul J. Maginn, Robin Goodman, Nicole Gurran and Kristian Ruming
Chapter 10. Strategic planning for transformation in post-Apartheid Johannesburg, South Africa
Chapter 11. The Blessings of ‘non-planning’ in Egypt
Mona Abdelwahab and Yehya Serag
Louis Albrechts is Emeritus Professor of Strategic Spatial Planning at the University of Leuven, Belgium.
Alessandro Balducci is Full Professor of Planning and Urban Policies at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Jean Hillier is Emeritus Professor of Sustainability and Urban Planning at RMIT University, Australia.