1st Edition

Urban and Regional Technology Planning Planning Practice in the Global Knowledge Economy

By Kenneth E. Corey, Mark Wilson Copyright 2006
    288 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    288 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Part of the popular Networked Cities series, Urban and Regional Technology Planning focuses on the practice of relational planning and the stimulation of local city-regional scale development planning in the context of the global knowledge economy and network society.

    Designed to offer scholars, practitioners, and decision makers studies on the ways of cities, technologies, and multiple forms of urban movement intersect and create the contemporary urban environment, Kenneth Corey and Mark Wilson explore the dynamics of technology-induced change that is taking place within the context of the global knowledge economy and network society.

    Examining first the knowledge economy itself, Wilson and Corey go on to discuss its implications before proposing ways to strategize for future intelligent development, with particular emphasis on the ALERT model for regional and local planning.

    An important read for those practicing or studying planning in this network society.

    Preface  Acknowledgements  Introduction  Part 1: The Knowledge Economy  Introduction  1. The Knowledge Economy  2.The Role of Information and Communication Technology  3. Place, Space, and Globalization  4. Issues for the Knowledge Economy  Conclusion  Part 2: Concepts  From Digital Development to Intelligent Development  Background for Relational Conceptualizing  The Legacy of Jean Gottmann  Challenges for the Practice of Planning Today and Tomorrow  The Challenge of the Need for the Integration of Spatial and Socioeconomic Planning  The Challenge of the Need for Planning Theories to Meet the Needs of Planning Practitioners  The Challenge of the Need to Rejustify Government Intervention  The Challenge of Creating a New Mindset for Planning  Actions for Planners to Take  Conceptual and Theoretical Frameworks for New Planning Practice  Relations and Processes: The E-Business Spectrum as a Functionally-Based Organizing Framework  Space and Time: Moving Theory into Planning Practice  Multiple Layers: A Spatial Relational Planning Framework Hierarchy  Power of Agency  Some Lost Traditions of Planning  New Planning and Old Planning  Part 3: Context  Context: The Three Global Technology-Economic Regions  1. North America  2. Eastern Asia  3. Western Europe  Part 4: Alert: A Model for Regional and Local Planning  Convergence in Place  From Digital Development to Intelligent Development  Relational Planning: The Conceptual and Organizational Basis for Intelligent Development  Stakeholders: Actors and Roles  Alert Model Beyond Talk: New Mindset, Governance, Practice, Equity, Surveys and Scenarios  Cases of Planning Scenarios  Policies Change  Continuous Learning  Practicing Relational Planning: By Practitioner-Planners and by Academic-Practitioner-Planners  Central Theme of the Book  The Profile Of The Relational Planner-Practitioner  The Successful Relational Planning Practitioner  Applying Relational Planning to a Non-Relational Planning World  Some Final Cautions  Part 5: Support  Relational Planning  Concepts  A to Z  Gottmann  Concepts from "A to Z" Planning  Activities by Phase of the Alert Model  Outline of Planning Scenario  Approach to the Biosciences and the Program Planning Model  A Time-Relational Model: The Program Planning Model  Bibliography  Index


    Kenneth Corey is Professor in the Department of Geography and the Urban and Regional Planning Program of Michigan State University.

    Mark Wilson is Associate Professor in the Urban and Regional Planning Program of the School of Planning, Design and Construction and the Department of Geography at Michigan State University and also serves as a research economist with the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at MSU.

    'Corey and Wilson offer some useful provocative thinking on current urban and, especially, regional development planning, and they provide planning practitioners with an open and versatile framework for action ... a refreshing and inspiring read.'Planning Practice and Research


    'It has the drive and the conciseness of a manifesto ... and as such it is fairly convincing. It effectively shows the increasing variety of scales and issues planners have to deal with today, and it provides a framework for analysing these and structuring consequent action.'Planning Practice and Research