Strategic Planning for Regional Development in the UK

Edited by Harry T. Dimitriou, Robin Thompson

© 2008 – Routledge

384 pages

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About the Book

With contributions from leading academics and practitioners, Strategic Planning for Regional Development in the UK is the most up-to-date treatment of a fast-changing subject.

The book discusses:

  • The evolution of regional planning in the UK and the strategic thinking involved
  • The spatial implications of regional economic development policies
  • The methods and techniques needed for the implementation of strategic planning for regional development
  • How strategic planning for regional development is currently put into practice in three UK regions with different priorities.

Strategic Planning for Regional Development in the UK is essential reading for students and academics working within strategic and regional planning and provides policy makers and practitioners with a comprehensive and thought provoking introduction to this critically important emerging field.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Harry Dimitriou and Robin Thompson 2. The Evolution of Strategic Planning and Regional Development in the UK Peter Hall 3. Regional Institutions, Governance and the Planning System Mark Tewdwr-Jones and Philip Allmendinger 4. Strategic Planning Thought: lessons from other sectors for regional development Harry Dimitriou 5. Strategic Thought and Regional Planning: The importance of context Harry T Dimitriou and Robin Thompson 6. Strategic Choice and Regional Planning Chris Yewlett 7. Regional Economic Planning and Development: Policies and spatial implications Peter Roberts 8. Regional Planning, Regional Development and Transport Markets Roger Vickerman 9. The Role of Planning and Development in Spatial Labour Markets Ivan Turok 10. Regional Transport and Integrated Land-use/Transport Planning Tools David Banister and David Simmonds 11. Regional Household Projections and Strategic Housing Allocations Nick Gallent 12. Regional Planning and Sustainability Assessment John Glasson 13. Strategic and Regional Planning in the Greater South-East Robin Thompson 14. Strategic and Regaional Planning in the North-East Paul Benneworth and Geoff Vigar 15. Strategic and Regaional planning in the North-west Mark Baker and Gwyn Williams 16. Strategic Planning in the Glasgow Metropolitan Region Vincent Goodstadt 17. Conclusions Harry Dimitriou and Robin Thompson

About the Editors

Harry T. Dimitriou is Bartlett Professor of Planning Studies at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London and previous consultant to the Hong Kong Government and the World Bank. He is also Director of the Omega Centre at UCL, where he is undertaking a comparative study of decision-making in the planning of mega transport projects in ten countries.

Robin Thompson is Director of Strategic Planning at Kent County Council and Past President of the Royal Town Planning Institute; he has worked extensively as a local and regional planner. He was a principal author of the London Plan, the Mayor’s Spatial Development Strategy, and is Visiting Professor at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London and heads up his own consultancy firm.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography