Views on spatial planning and its role have changed significantly over the past few years and the issues it deals with have become increasingly more complex. There are more players involved in the development of a particular area or place than ever before and there is also a greater interest in urban design issues. There are also new ways of conceiving of place, space and society relations. It is therefore necessary that all those involved in the production, consumption and valuing of places and territories develop and (re)learn new ways of analyzing and managing space. This volume provides a platform for such a re-examination. It first discusses how spaces and places are understood and conceptualized, and offers a dialogue between different approaches to the understanding of space, emphasizing the need for a dynamic perspective. The book then goes on to examine the changing governance processes through various case studies, which illustrate a range of innovative spatial planning projects from across Europe and the United States. By bringing together an examination of both space and the process through which the space is created and managed, this volume offers a unique multi-dimensional understanding of spatial planning and suggests new ways of negotiating how society should shape and influence the transformation of places.
’This book covers a wide range of subjects…Today's cities are becoming placesless - the return of place is a great thing and the book is welcomed in this respect.’ Built Environment 'What the book does extremely well is convey the enormous complexity that the spatial planning field faces…the book is very rich in terms of the different angles that it addresses and the wealth of recommendations for spatial planning that it offers.' Housing Studies
Contents: Introduction, Ali Madanipour, Patsy Healy and Angela Hull; Concepts of Space: Concepts of space, Ali Madanipour; How should we think about place in a globalizing world?, Nigel Thrift; A new approach to identifying localities: representing places in Britain, Mike Coombes and Colin Wymer; Imagined value: the poetics and politics of place, Jean Hillier; The integrated metropolis: a strategy for the networked, multi-centered city, Tony Lloyd-Jones, Bill Erickson, Marion Roberts and Stephen Nice; Urban futures? integrating telecommunications into urban planning, Stephen Graham and Simon Marvin; Multiple meanings of space and the need for a dynamic perspective, Ali Madanipour. Changing Governance Processes: Changing governance processes, Angela Hull; The need to zoom out: understanding planning processes in a post-corporatist society, Maarten Hajer; Structures and processes in strategic spatial plan preparation: the participatory agenda, Angela Hull and Geoff Vigar; The influence of new institutional processes in shaping places: the cases of Lyon and Nimes (France 1981 - 1995), Alain Motte; Metropolitan development as a complex system: a new approach to sustainability, Judith Innes and David Booher; Towards a more place-focused planning system in Britain, Patsy Healey; Shaping urban areas into the 21st century: the roles of the planning process, Ted Kitchen; Index.