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
'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