6th Edition

Urban and Regional Planning

    378 Pages 171 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    378 Pages 171 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This is the sixth edition of the classic text for students of geography and urban and regional planning. It gives an historical overview of the changes in cities and regions and in the development of the theory and practice of planning throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

    The extensively revised edition now incorporates new material on European issues, as well as updated country-specific sections and the impact of recession. Specific references are made to the most important British developments in recent times, including new towns, neo-liberalism, the devolution to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and to cities and combined authorities, the role of infrastructure and high-speed rail, the impact of austerity, neighbourhood planning, Brexit and the continual story of the north–south divide. A chapter on United States planning discusses the continuing trends of urban dispersal and social polarisation, the treatment of climate change, the rise of edge cities and the decline of rustbelt cities, as well as initiatives in new urbanism, land use planning and transportation policies. Finally, the book looks to discuss the main issues that are likely to impact on future forms of planning in the 2020s, including digitisation, automation, sustainability and social polarisation.

    Urban and Regional Planning will be invaluable to undergraduate as well as postgraduate Planning students. It will prove useful in a variety of built environment areas such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Real Estate, where planning is taught.

    1. Planning, Planners and Plans

    2. The Origins: Urban Growth

    3. The Seers: Pioneer Thinkers in Urban Planning

    4. The Creation of The Postwar Planning Machine

    5. National/Regional Planning Since 1945

    6. Planning for Cities and City Regions After 1945

    7. Planning in Western Europe Since 1945

    8. Planning in The United States Since 1945

    9. The Planning Process Reshaped

    10. A Future for Urban and Regional Planning


    Sir Peter Hall was Professor of Planning and Regeneration at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.

    Mark Tewdwr-Jones is Professor of Town Planning and Director of Newcastle City Futures at Newcastle University.