1st Edition

Town Planning into the 21st Century

Edited By Andy Blowers, Bob Evans Copyright 1998
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    Provides a series of insights into the planning process, introduces the key issues currently facing planning and offers prescriptions for the changes required as we move into the next millenium. Leading experts outline the changing context for land use and environmental policy in Britain and explain why the existing processes and profession of town planning are likely to be unable to provide satisfactory policy responses in the future. Key themes debated include:
    * widening the remit of traditional town planning * giving land and buildings a community value
    * acting for people rather than simply for the market
    * promoting an equalization of environmental conditions and discouragement of motorization
    * the need to anticipate long term global trends at the local and national level.
    Contributors: Andrew Blowers, Bob Colenutt, Richard Cowell, Bob Evans, Cliff Hague, Peter Hall, Susan Owens, Eric Reade, Yvonne Rydin.

    Chapter 1 From Town Planning to Environmental Planning, Bob Evans; Chapter 2 Sustainability: the New Challenge, Richard Cowell, Susan Owens; Chapter 3 Environmental Planning for Sustainable Development, Andrew Blowers; Chapter 4 Planning, Professionalism and Sustainability, Bob Evans, Yvonne Rydin; Chapter 5 Planning in the Future or Planning of the Future?, Eric Reade; Chapter 6 Can Town Planning be for People Rather than Property?, Bob Colenutt; Chapter 7 The View From London Centre, Peter Hall; Chapter 8 Town Planning into the 21st Century, Cliff Hague; Chapter 9 Society and Sustainability, Andrew Blowers;


    Andrew Blowers is Professor of Social Sciences (Planning) at the Open University,
    Bob Evans is Head of Geography at South Bank University.

    "Five hundred words is far too few to describe the individual contributions to this book, but I urge anyone in the business of planning or training planners to read and take note of the book's potentially optimistic and pragmatic future for planning" Environmental Planning and Management 41 (4) 98